friendly-sharkShark Educational Resources

It is myth that sharks are a danger to humans as portrayed in the 1970s film “Jaws;” the truth is sharks are endangered by humans. 100 million sharks are killed each year by longlines, sportfishing, and by the practice known as shark finning – hauling hooked sharks onto boats and slicing their fins while still alive. Now helpless, they are then tossed back into the ocean where, unable to swim without their fins, sink towards the bottom and die an agonizing death. With 90% of the world’s large shark populations already wiped out, sharks are being depleted faster than they can reproduce. This threatens the stability of the food chain and marine ecosystems around the world. Sharks are vitally important apex predators. They have shaped marine life in the oceans for over 400 million years and are essential to the health of the planet, and ultimately to the survival of mankind.

Shark Curriculum

Shark Videos

Shark Coloring Pages

How Can We Help Save Sharks – Call to Actions