There has been a long time misconception on the threat that sharks have on humans. Originally developed after the release of the movie Jaws, the fear of being subject to a shark attack has escalated, causing humans to view sharks as an imminent threat to their lives. Due to their high status sharks have been a desired delicacy for several years. Shark fins are mainly used in a popular Chinese dish called shark fin soup, which originates back to Chinese emperors who saw it as an honorable and potentially healthy dish. Currently over 100 million sharks are being taken from the ocean each year due to shark hunting/finning (Shark Hunting – an Indiscriminate Trade). This drastic decrease and possible extinction of sharks brings extreme danger to …show more content…
Humans have grown to become highly fascinated with sharks, leading to growth in the ecotourism industry. Shark tourism generates more than $300 million a year. The growing appeal to sharks has generated over 10,000 jobs (Blog Conservation). “One estimate for hammerhead sharks suggests that a live shark, over the course of its lifetime, is worth $1.6 million, which is a great deal higher than the $200 the dead shark can sell for” (Ocean Portal). Sharks are much more useful when kept alive, and can be beneficial for several years; however, once they are dead there are no more benefits to be reaped besides what is originally obtained. The decrease in sharks can also be detrimental to many fisheries. Sharks feed on other carnivores down the food chain. Carnivores that sharks prey on often prey on creatures such as shellfish. Without sharks, there would be an increase in several other carnivores, leading to a vast decrease in the amount of shellfish and other herbivores in the sea, which can be detrimental to local fisheries. Fishermen hunt sharks in order to sell their meat for money, however, those sharks are crucial to the survival of other desirable marine life such as shellfish, which fishermen also fish. So these fishermen are putting their own businesses at risk because once sharks are gone, everything is …show more content…
However, sharks are not an imminent danger to humans, only on rare occasions there are incidents, and even then humans are most likely not the sharks intended prey. Sharks kill about six people per year, while humans kill over 100 million sharks a year. Who is the real danger? Oceana discusses that there are over 500 species of sharks in the world, and only about twelve can be potentially harmful to humans. Also, humans are not sharks preferred prey, and humans are often mistaken as different sea creatures.
Consuming shark can be beneficial to your health. While it has been rumored for centuries that eating shark can provide many great health benefits, that is not nearly the case. Shark meat can actually be severely harmful to your body when ingested. Sharks often carry high levels of mercury, arsenic, urea, and lead in their bodies. When ingested by humans, those chemicals can lead to severe health
But the poachers didn’t stop killing the fishes. On every campaign, they repaint their boat to avoid being recognized by the poachers. The traders were getting many benefits from the shark fin. It was found that the shark fin soup was very popular in China and Honkong. It was royal
To conclude, the ocean is ultimately the sharks home and it has been for millions of years and we are intruding on it though all of the point brought forward you can clearly see that rouge sharks should be let go sharks kill barley any people compared to a lot of others, they don’t go out of their way to eat humans and the general public is convinced by the media that sharks are evil man eaters this leads me to believe that sharks should be let be evacuate the beach and let the shark move on, once the shark has moved on think of shark prevention tactics such as nets, shark shields, extra patrols
Sharkasm The year was two thousand, fifteen , Claire Spedale, Janie Spedale, and I were enjoying a leisurely day on the warm white sand of Rosemary Beach. Lathered in dermatologist recommended sunblock, we embrace the warm essence of the summer sun. The Spedale’s had obtained several chairs, boogie boards, and most importantly Tahiti Island.
The Great White Shark The Great White Sharks, known mostly because of their white underbellies, are one of the most powerful aquatic animals in the world. They can swim at about 25 Miles Per Hour (40 Kilometers per hour) because of their strong muscles and forceful tails. In addition to that, male Great Whites can grow around 11.5 to 13.1 feet long, while females can grow from 14.8 to 16.4 feet long. This paper will demonstrate how Great White Sharks are an important part of their ecosystem, how their diets work and will adequately describe their habitats. As predators in their ecosystem, Great White sharks help maintain the coral reefs and seagrass habitats.
They had to give it a reason to want to kill people. In Jaws that isn’t the case. The writers saw a natural apex predator living in an environment that humans don’t thrive in and they took action. Many people are terrified of sharks and making a shark evil and blood thirsty only fueled the flame.
Is it accurate to subject the chicken slaughterer to the same standards of moral disdain one might cast upon the shark finner? Probably not. Although the sharks were not killed, we tend to have stronger reasons against finning sharks than slaughtering chickens. Adopting such a reasoning is not unfounded. Ultimately, killing is not the same, and cannot be equated with harming.
The great white shark is one of the most notorious fish in the oceans for being a ‘human killing machine’. Blockbuster shark attack movies like ‘Jaws’ are not helping their reputation because they make humans terrified of sharks, but the reality is that you have better odds of getting killed by a falling coconut, getting struck by lightning, or getting stung by bumblebee. The fact is we need sharks in our oceans. Great white sharks are being hunted to extinction, which will disrupt the natural ecosystem of the ocean, but there are conservation groups trying to help.
Not only this, but there are more animals and insects that humans are killed by than sharks. The mostly likely insect humans die by per year is mosquitos, which has caused 630,000 annual deaths in a year. Sharks have kill five people in the same year hippos have kill 3,000 people. Unlike hippos, sharks usually mistake us for their normal
Human beings can be attacked by sharks. Most shark attacks are caused by particular shark species. They include Carcharodon carcharias, Galeocerdo cuvier, and the Carcharhinus leucas. Historically, shark attacks are on the decline following increased global awareness on the menace. Shark attacks are most common in the United States waters than the rest of the world because of difference in climatic
I have swum with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas and have seen how beautiful and strong they truly are first hand. Sharks are a vital part to every ecosystem they are in and currently being killed at a rate that they cannot reproduce at. Alpha predators are a necessary component of eco-systems because they keep the populations of every trophic level below them in check. You can compare an eco-system to a skyscraper; you need every single part so the entire building does not fall apart. Sharks have the task of killing the wounded, old, and sick fish in schools to keep the stocks of fish healthy and plentiful.
Mako Sharks are unique animals, they are the fastest shark species we know of. Mako sharks have special characteristics to survive on their own. Their habitat is very diverse in all central oceans. They have adaptations to be able to respond to their surroundings quickly. The Mako shark species is about to go endangered and we need to protect them.
In the New York Times, on Sept. 28, 2014, Lewis Pugh writes an editorial called “Swimming Through Garbage.” He describes his experiences traveling into the seven seas and makes a claim to draw attention towards the health of our oceans. First, Pugh describes the litter, plastic bags, bottles, cans, shoes, and clothing on our ocean floor. However, Pugh was even more shocked about what he didn’t see, no sharks, no whales, no dolphins, all living life had been fished out (Para 4-5). Pugh says that over 100 million sharks are fished out of the ocean every year (Para 7).
This is because the numbers of sharks are perishing and will affect the reefs ecosystems.nah
1. 90-100 million tons are killed and wiped off the planet each year. Consisting of some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet. Fish are a primary food source to 3.5 billion people worldwide and the depletion of the species is leaving millions of people hungry. Over fishing is a huge problem that needs to be stopped.