Shark fin soup? Say what?!
Extinction of the most important species of sharks is a distinct possibility in our lifetime. After all, we are fishing sharks at the rate of 250,000 every single day.
Sharks are an incredibly important part of the ocean’s ecosystem. In North Carolina, when overfishing caused a decline in the number of sharks, the sting ray population exploded. And with all the sting rays came a devastating blow to the scallop and clam populations.
This video explains all that sharks are up against, including being turned into soup:
Photo credit: Jeff Kubina