Shark Extinction In Our Lifetime? (VIDEO)

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 

173 comments

William C
William Cabout a month ago

Thanks.

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W. C
W. Cabout a month ago

Thank you for caring.

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Natasha Salgado
Past Member 4 years ago

So awful but at the rate in which man is poaching all wildlife and fish,it's not only the sharks we can lose forever as many species will be extinct. We as humans are disgracefull,truly.

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LMj Sunshine
James Merit4 years ago

Heartbreaking!!

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LMj Sunshine
James Merit4 years ago

Heartbreaking!!

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Manel Dias
Manel Dias4 years ago

Mainly the Chinese people ...they pick these beautiful sharks and cutoff only their FINS while the sharks are still alive, blood pouring from their helpless bodies and throw them back to the sea!!! For what and why???? Such heartless, ruthless people who try to gain profit while making these defenceless animals suffer are pure Barbarians. They get paid so the greed is more in their minds and they don't care about the animals sufferings.Chinese Government should stand up to protect these sharks before they are going endangered in the sea world.
Should Ban these rediculous shark fin soup crap. Why don't they cut their own hands and make some delicacy and enjoy. They should try it and then perhaps will understand a bit about cutting this sharks fins...how cruel and inhumane practise this is.

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Andrea A.
Andrea A5 years ago

So sad.Thanks.

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Luisa Chavez
Luisa Chavez6 years ago

Stop shark finning! Is stupid

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Carole R.
Carole R6 years ago

It's so sad.

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Robert Dean
Robert Dean6 years ago

Money, Money, Money is all its about, we will wipe out everything including ourselves and for what GREED. That is SICK!

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