We mean you no harm…..really.

We mean you no harm…..really.

Originally shared by The TerraMar Project

Great White Sharks are the largest predatory fish on our planet! They can be found in oceans around the world where they spend their time primarily near cool-water coasts.

Unfortunately, these magnificent animals have been given the reputation as man-eaters from the media over many years, when in reality Great Whites are highly sophisticated hunters who don’t enjoy eating humans. The great majority of shark attacks by Great Whites are simply a case of mistaken identity for their favorite meal: seals and sea lions.

Unfortunately, even the ocean’s top predator is no match for mankind’s impact on the sea. Overfishing has driven these incredible and ancient animals to become an Endangered species.

Learn more by visiting us at: www.theterramarproject.org

Photo: Elias Levy/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

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This is jawsome…

This is jawsome…

That is all.

Originally shared by Ellen Sanders

Custom leather Jaws Shark wallet

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BABEH SHARKLINGS!!

BABEH SHARKLINGS!!

Mah babies are ADORABLE.

Originally shared by Lerato Majikfaerie

Great White Shark nursery discovered off the coast of Western Australia

This is super exciting! We know so little about baby white sharks, and how the species births and raises is young. Actually it’s virtually unknown.

And baby sharklings are so adorable.

Also sharks are such a vital part of the ocean ecosystem, we really need to work on protecting them, and studying how they reproduce and protecting that is a massive breakthrough.

#sharks #savesharks #Australia #science

Action shot.

Action shot.

Check my sexy moves…

And winning smile.

Originally shared by list25

The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is a powerful apex predator lamniform shark found in all major oceans.  Mature individuals grow up to 21ft (6.4m) and can weight over 7,000 lbs. Though previously believed to have a life span of 30 years, we now know that great whites live far longer for an estimated 70 years making them one of the longest lived cartilaginous fish currently known.  Not surprising, great whites are ranked first in having the most attacks on humans (with 272 documented unprovoked attacks), however humans are not their preferred prey and it’s believed that most of these attacks are due to mistaken identities.  

#science   #Sharks   #Animals  

Thanks for NOT killing me!

Thanks for NOT killing me! 

(BTW I look FAB in this photo….)

Originally shared by Environmental Investigation Agency

Finally, some good news for sharks …

Researchers: Great White Shark Population In Good Health Along California Coast

GAINESVILLE, Florida — The Great White Shark is not endangered in the Eastern North Pacific, and, in fact, is doing well enough that its numbers likely are growing, according to an international research team led by a University of Florida researcher.

George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, said the wide-ranging study is good news for shark conservation. The study, to be published June 16 in the journal PLOS ONE, indicates measures in place to protect the ocean’s apex predator are working.

Scientists reanalyzed 3-year-old research that indicated white shark numbers in the Eastern North Pacific were alarmingly low, with only 219 counted at two sites. That study triggered petitions to list white sharks as endangered.

“White sharks are the largest and most charismatic of the predator sharks, and the poster child for sharks and the oceans in general,” said Burgess, whose research program is based at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus. “If something is wrong with the largest, most powerful group in the sea, then something is wrong with the sea, so it’s a relief to find they’re in good shape.”

Full story at http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=50189210734

Image: Great white shark, by Terry Goss

#sharks #California #Pacific