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Shark Angel Lisa talking to an engaged parent; our team of volunteers. Photos: John DuahOne of our primary missions is to engage youth; together we can change our shared futures. We’ve committed ourselves to education, empowerment and innovative ways to capture the attention and passion of the next generation. Which is why our “shark tooth fossil dig” on Earth Day is so wildly popular! In fact, this year, the Washington Post agreed – and chose us as one of the top 12 images in the WORLD from Earth Day celebrations!
Shark Angel Julie Andersen with Tiger Shark in Aliwal Shoal Photo: Roger Horrocks
Aliwal Shoal is a place that is very special to the Shark Angels. And, we've long believed in the power of citizen science as a means of contributing to conservation. We are thrilled that Shark Angel Jess Vyvyan-Robinson has launched a program locally to help ID the tiger shark population. After all, the more we know, the more we can conserve and protect. And, everyone can get involved.
Shark Angels love getting youth invoived in whatever their passionate about. And feeding that passion! Which is why we think it is great Thomas is our youngest Finfree coordinator. At age 11, Thomas is doing what he loves during most of his free time. So we wanted to thank him, inspire him and help him understand what a big difference he is making. We arranged a behind the scenes tour at the Florida Aquarium to learn more about the animal he loves and protects.
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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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