04 Aug '11, 3pm

Sharks kill two or three people every year. People kill 73 million sharks in the same time period. #sharkweek

If you never quite believed your parents when they told you big, scary animals have more to fear from us than we do from them, consider this, via The New York Times ' Joanna Foster : Sharks kill two or three people every year. People kill 73 million sharks in the same time period. To protect these sharp-toothed scapegoats, Micronesian chief executives have decided to create a shark preserve of 2 million square miles in the western Pacific -- the largest shark sanctuary in the world. There will be no more harvesting of sharks or sales of shark parts. If the prospect of shark-rich waters still gives you the heebie-jeebies, just remember that Jaws was only getting even.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-08-04-western-pacific-nati...

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