14 Aug '12, 3am

to help stop the slaughter of Sharks!

On August 12, Shark Week is back! In its 25th year, millions of Americans will tune in to watch stories about amazing, powerful sharks. But the truth is that sharks are in trouble from their top predator: humans. Caught on fishing lines and targeted for their fins, shark numbers are dropping, and fast. Oceana is once again a conservation partner of Shark Week, and we hope that in addition to catching Discovery’s great programming , you’ll take a moment to help the ocean’s top predators. Sharks are great to watch on TV, but we need them in the wild, too. Here are some ways you can help: What You Can Do 1. Take Action. Great white sharks on the US West coast are in serious danger of extinction, but they're not covered by the Endangered Species Act. Sign the petition today to help give these sharks the protection that they need. 2. Adopt a Shark . Make a $50 donation and get ...

Full article: http://oceana.org/en/our-work/protect-marine-wildlife/sha...

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