Last week, as part of our education program, the Shark Angels visited an inner-city school in Watts, California to speak with an excited first grade class about saving sharks and protecting the seas– children who would not normally be touched by the oceans. We were greeted by 25 very excited youngsters, full of interesting questions and ideas of how they could help! As part of our program, they had been using our activity books and discussing sharks in the classroom for a week before our visit and had such thoughtful questions prepared for us like: "What do sharks smell like?" "How do sharks get made?" and "Do sharks eat people?"
Shark Angels, a US based non-profit, is thrilled to launch their first annual World Oceans Day auction on May16th on Charity Buzz, one of the world’s leading auction platforms. Items up for bid, through June 11th, include incredible celebrity experiences, sports memorabilia, unique expeditions around the globe, and, of course, quite a few sharky items.
MULTIPLE SHARKS CAUGHT, KILLED AND DECAPITATED BY ANGLERS IN SHELLY BEACH: On 14th May, news began circulating online about a large shark that had been caught by fishing charter operators off Shelly Beach in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. After being caught, the shark was decapitated, and its carcass thrown overboard into the ocean. The head alone was brought back to shore, presumably with the intention of keeping the shark’s jaws as a trophy. This incident was witnessed by Davin Qually, who watched as the crew of the fishing boat rinsed the head, which had clearly been severed with a knife, at the fish cleaning station of the Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club.
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Sharks kill fewer than 4 humans on average each year, while humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks annually.
Sharks have been honed to perfection, having existed on this planet for over 400 million years.
Sharks play a vital role at the top of the food chain by maintaining balance in the oceans.
* An estimated 73 million sharks are killed each year (that works out to more than 10,000 sharks per hour).
Shark fins are tasteless, and may contain high levels of toxic methyl-mercury.
Only a small number of countries have banned finning - many more need to be encouraged to enact legislation.
Many people assume that because they don’t eat shark fin soup – then they can’t possibly be contributing to the demise of the sharks and rays.
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