04 Aug '11, 6pm

Sharks And Other Predators Are Essential For Ocean Health | Care2 Causes

Sharks And Other Predators Are Essential For Ocean Health | Care2 Causes

This week, the Discovery Channel aired its world famous Shark Week ; several days of programming that celebrates the might and mystery of one of the planet’s most feared and misunderstood predators. Much of the programming during this annual event focuses on the shark’s intense killing power, and the often disastrous results that can occur when humans and sharks interact. As humans, we’re not used to being challenged for our spot at the top of the food chain. The idea that a wild animal could possibly view us as prey is unnerving, and the reason that shark nets and shark alarms are used to religiously in coastal areas. Enhanced media reports of shark attacks and movies like Jaws have taught us that sharks are the enemy, and need to be eradicated or we’ll never be safe. What many fail to realize is that an ocean without sharks is a truly terrifying prospect, one that inches...

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