Restoring ocean life

More than one-third of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction

Sharks and rays are more at risk of extinction than previously thought.

Samantha Sherman

Postdoctoral research fellow in Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Nicholas Dulvy

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Wade VanderWright

MSc Student in Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

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Restoring ocean life

a chart showing the decline in numbers of different types of sharks
Iconic shark species are in decline. Image: Nature
Large species like the whale shark are at greater risk of extinction because they grow slowly and produce few young.
Large species like the whale shark are at greater risk of extinction because they grow slowly and produce few young. Image: Mark Erdmann

Large species like the whale shark are at greater risk of extinction because they grow slowly and produce few young.
Large species like the whale shark are at greater risk of extinction because they grow slowly and produce few young. Image: Mark Erdmann
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