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I am not a specialist, but I am interested with sharks. As often as I could I try to get informations about them (movie, articles, conference, meeting, facebook…)
Here a few facts about them, nothing absolutly new but some people do not know about…
Reasons of extincion / diminution of the sharks are:
Fishing and Over fishing, sharks finning… Over 100 milions sharks killed /year
About fishing …….. http://www.bloomassociation.org/en/our-actions/our-themes/deep-sea/
By catch is a phenomon which in increasing very fast : http://www.seashepherd.org/requiem/tuna-and-sharks.html
Shark fining is a serious problem… Poachers are so crual, have a look at http://www.stopsharkfinning.net/
Their reproduction rate is very low : sexual maturity is around 10 years old but could be 20 years old… Pregnancy duration is between 8 to 24 months (depending on the specie). They could have between 2 to 15 max calf at the same time.
Since Steven spielberg produced Jaws, people are afraid of sharks, this is not fair because most of the informations included in this movie is false ! Jaws brang fear !
The average shows, less than 5 people are killed by shark per year… But Sharks do not like human meat. You could find here a very interesting link : http://sharkangels.org/issues-facing-sharks/shark-attack-statistics
Organization who are involved with shark conservation :