Helpsavesharks Photos & Videos

1 hour ago

Fossil Megalodon Tooth life size illustration ready, using coloured pencils only. Today’s ‘did you know’ is that I’ve always had either a little biologist, geologists or occasionally palaeontologist inside my head inspiring me to collect all sorts of natural treasures. This tooth here I’m sure I would have loved to own, instead today I can just draw one for myself and for other collectors and nature lovers out there. Hope you like it, there’s more to come 🦈🙌💙 • • • • #helpsavesharks #savesharks #sharklove #megalodonfossil #megalodon #coexist #tooth #ancientsharks #oneoceandiving #sealover #marinelife #marinewildlife #marineart #blogger #illustration #pencilillustration #kdekany #fabercastell #polychromos #wip #artist #art #artistoninstagram #instaart #artblog #instaartist #artshelp

984
1 hour ago

A female Tiger Shark glides just a few feet off the bottom past me, while her Nictitatng Membrane partially covers her eye. Sharks use this sensitive membrane to protect their eye while investigating for a food source, actually feeding and while mating. Sharks are true evolutionary masterpieces, with each shark species seemingly hosting its own “super powers!” #sharklife . . . 📸 @ryanwaltonofficial 📸 . . . #savesharks #lifestyle #coexist #tigershark #sharks #inspire #helpsavesharks #conservation #education #livingthedream #athlete #getcloser #sharky #hecsaquatic #bethechange #wildlifephotography #dive #snorkel #livingmybestlife #freedive #epic #adventure #travel #underwaterphotography #saltlife #sharkdiving #potd #tigersharks #fun at West End, Freeport, Bahamas

700
3 hours ago

It’s the ocean. Sharks live there. At the very least this Cape Cod community is looking to experts to help avoid further shark encounters. 🦈 “Anyone who is in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean anywhere up and down the East Coast can never be guaranteed that they won’t have an interaction with a shark, but we want to help educate people on how to lower the possibility...” 🦈 bostonglobe.com article by Steve Annear is linked on our fb page. #helpsavesharks #sharkconservation #shark #sharks #savesharks #capecod #besafe #sharksmart

443
11 hours ago

Check out that eye 👁 Cheeky subsurface peek Via: @tom_slough_sharks Follow us for daily Shark pics! 📷 from @sharkloveinsta . ☀️ 🙏 Follow us - @Lady_Colo.3237 . 😦 Turn Post Notification on 📣 . ✅ Follow, like and comment ✏ . 😲 Tag your friends 👥 For a chance to be featured, tag us in your pics with #sharkdailytop

1821
12 hours ago

#Repost from @paulo__sphyrna_spp_btz. Where battle to curb shark fin consumption is being won and lost, and why trade has to stop – new research. Young consumers in China and Hong Kong are turning away from shark fin, but overseas Chinese are eating more, report finds. The only way to save oceans’ apex predator is to stop eating and trading in fins now, researchers say . Though waning in Hong Kong, the appetite for shark fin soup is still strong among overseas Chinese communities. A new report has now put out an urgent call; the trade and consumption of shark fin must stop immediately, it warns. Demand for the product from wealthy consumers is largely responsible for reducing populations of some species such as hammerhead and oceanic whitetip sharks by more than 90 per cent, it says. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong, the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia and environmental group WildAid Hong Kong, found that annual shark catch levels had more than doubled to 1.4 million tonnes since 1960. #Requin #Aкула #sharkawareness  #ilovesharks  #sharky @mimicsharksuits #scuba  #beach  #savesharks #sharklover  #sharkconservation #learnsupportprotect  #learn  #support #protect  #finalliance  #elasmobranch #ourblueplanet  #savetheoceans #SaveWhaleSharks #HelpSaveSharks #elasmo #letstalkshark @sharkssharkwater #иерархия  #власть  #наука  #science  #sharks #акулы

170
15 hours ago

Huge Leatherback Turtle🐢 ALL Life is Precious #Repost @wildviewing • • • • • Follow @fathomlesslife if you love turtles 🐢💚 • How big is this leatherback turtle 🐢💚 Have you ever seen one, if so where? Video: by @surftobago • The leatherback turtle is the largest sea turtle species on earth ranging from 4-8 feet in length and can weigh up to 900kg. They propel through the water using their powerful front flippers that can span up to 3m, while their rear flippers are used to aid with direction (Lasala, 2018). Leatherbacks have delicate jaws meaning they can only eat soft bodied animals such as jellyfish which are composed of mainly water with poor nutrients. Similarly to other species of turtle, leatherbacks migrate extreme distances for breeding and feeding purposes, travelling as far as 10,000 miles across the pacific (Eckert, 2002). Despite this species persisting for over 100 million years, the pacific population of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) has dramatically declined in the last 25 years which has been linked to fisheries, meat harvesting and in more recent years climate variability (Jones, 2012). Recent studies of climate change projections show that with increased ocean temperatures many sea turtle behaviours have been altered such as nesting times which may lead to altered incubation conditions, breeding success, hatchling dispersal and even sex ratio (Tomillo, 2015). Wastern Pacific leatherback populations have plummeted more than 80% along with Eastern pacific leatherback declining by more than 97% (NOAA, 2016). Many organisations are working hard on solutions to #climate #change and effects it may have on species including the leatherback turtle. Conservation actions are needed for the survival of this species and many others so get involved and do your part to #ReduceClimateChange. Words by @sarwren 👉 follow @the_strong_vegan_ 👉 follow @the_strong_vegan_ 👉 follow @the_strong_vegan_ #Conservation #Protect #helpsavesharks #saveourspecies #savetheocean #marineresearch

80
15 hours ago

Absolutely gorgeous creature 🐢🐢🐢 . Regrann from @wildviewing - Follow @fathomlesslife if you love turtles 🐢💚 • How big is this leatherback turtle 🐢💚 Have you ever seen one, if so where? Video: by @surftobago • The leatherback turtle is the largest sea turtle species on earth ranging from 4-8 feet in length and can weigh up to 900kg. They propel through the water using their powerful front flippers that can span up to 3m, while their rear flippers are used to aid with direction (Lasala, 2018). Leatherbacks have delicate jaws meaning they can only eat soft bodied animals such as jellyfish which are composed of mainly water with poor nutrients. Similarly to other species of turtle, leatherbacks migrate extreme distances for breeding and feeding purposes, travelling as far as 10,000 miles across the pacific (Eckert, 2002). Despite this species persisting for over 100 million years, the pacific population of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) has dramatically declined in the last 25 years which has been linked to fisheries, meat harvesting and in more recent years climate variability (Jones, 2012). Recent studies of climate change projections show that with increased ocean temperatures many sea turtle behaviours have been altered such as nesting times which may lead to altered incubation conditions, breeding success, hatchling dispersal and even sex ratio (Tomillo, 2015). Wastern Pacific leatherback populations have plummeted more than 80% along with Eastern pacific leatherback declining by more than 97% (NOAA, 2016). Many organisations are working hard on solutions to #climate #change and effects it may have on species including the leatherback turtle. Conservation actions are needed for the survival of this species and many others so get involved and do your part to #ReduceClimateChange. Words by @sarwren #Conservation #Protect #helpsavesharks #saveourspecies #savetheocean #marineresearch - #regrann

211
16 hours ago

Everything in life, everything around you, chosen for you, as a gift, that makes you alive! ..... Preserve, respect, do not destroy yourself. See that in everything there will be its brilliance and its essence ... Just see the darkness in things, who is trapped at their own threshold, let go! #Requin #Aкула #sharkawareness  #ilovesharks  #sharky @mimicsharksuits #scuba  #beach  #savesharks #sharklover  #sharkconservation #learnsupportprotect  #learn  #support #protect  #finalliance  #elasmobranch #ourblueplanet  #savetheoceans #SaveWhaleSharks #HelpSaveSharks #elasmo #letstalkshark @sharkssharkwater #иерархия  #власть  #наука  #science  #sharks #акулы

182
16 hours ago

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the largest fish that swims in our oceans. They can reach lengths upwards of 15 meters or 50 feet and can weigh as much as 18 tons, which is a much as a school bus (IUCN Pearce & Norman, 2016)! This species of fish can be found in all tropical and temperate oceans across the globe (including Hawaii) in either large schools aggregating for feeding or off on their own. They are filter feeders whose diet consists mainly of krill and plankton, but have been known to branch out by eating shrimp, crabs and copepods (Hoffmayer et al. 2012). Whale sharks have suffered major population deficits over the last century and due to strikes by boats, being caught in nets as bycatch, and being purposefully fished, the species is now considered endangered (IUCN Pearce & Norman, 2016) and they were recently listed as an endangered species. #DontLetThemGoExtinct It is important that we raise awareness and strengthen conservation efforts for these gentle giants in order to prevent their extinction. Post by @clairestrand Photo by @juansharks

1k5
16 hours ago

Look past the jaws and teeth! #cagetgefear reality is I’m pushing this Galapagos sharks nose back into tonic immobility. By pushing the nose of a shark, the lower jaw will almost always drop, not out of aggression, but reflex. #happyshark #notmad #smiling awesome photo by @andycorbe during a @oneoceanresearch @oneoceandiving pelagic dive #helpsavesharks #changethewayyouthink #about #sharks #ApexPredatorNotMonster #oneocean #onechance #savetheocean @xcelwetsuits @north_sails @cressi1946 @aquatech_imagingsolutions @guayaki

230
16 hours ago

They’re here! It’s officially time to switch from Pelagic Sharks to Coastal species! Our lemon sharks today were a blast! They’re truly the best for up-close photos and interactions! We can’t wait for the tiger and great hammerhead sharks to arrive next! #sharklife . . . 📸 @ryanwaltonofficial 📸 #underwaterphotography #potd #top #sharkdiving #worldwide #wildlifephotography #coexist #freedive #livingmybestlife #lemonshark #savesharks #shark #getcloser #helpsavesharks #epic #fun #adventure Via @ryanwaltonofficial

521
17 hours ago

Family portrait at the beach 💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♂️ With the recent atrocity from the Australian government catching and killing random tiger sharks in a brutal knee-jerk reaction to surfer-shark incidents, it’s important to squash fear mongering and encourage awareness, respect and positivity instead. Killing isn’t the answer and is such a step backwards for ocean conservation initiatives ... . . Shot by the incredible @jsegalexplore at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas . #respectanimals #partnerincrime #tigerbeach #waterinspired #underwaterphotography #savesharks #oceaninspired #wildlifeconservation #naturephotography #diver #scubadiver #greatwhiteshark #helpsavesharks

785
17 hours ago

Happy Earth 🌏 Day! A huge Mahalos and thank u to everyone that is taking time to give back to the planet today, especially the people that showed up today at our reef and beach clean up on the east side of the island. There is so much we can do everyday to help reduce human impact on our environment. Consumers hold the real power, say no to plastic water bottles , get @hydroflask and take it everywhere, say no to straws, and buy things from companies that are choosing to use recycled materials and lesson their carbon foot print. @north_sails @hydroflask @xcelwetsuits @guayaki @albabotanica Photo of me getting some abandon fish gear off the reef by Hughe Gentry. @oneoceanconservation @oneoceanglobal @waterinspired @oneoceandiving @oneoceanresearch @oneoceaneducation @oneoceaninspired @oneoceanhawaii ☁️ Follow @Abby_Pa.3597 for more . 😆 Comment below if You like this 💜 . ✅ credit @juansharks . 👥 Tag your friends 👇 Use #sharkdailytop for your chance to be featured!

2282
18 hours ago

Responsible ecotourism groups, like us #OneOceanDiving may be a key component in solving the giant problem of the over exploitation of our natural resources. Over the years, ecotourism groups have become more and more popular, and with popularity comes revenue. Brian Garrod and Julie C. Wilson mentioned in their 2002 report on marine ecotourism that, “A live whale is worth more than a dead whale.” which actually happens to be true (Garrod & Wilson). When the data is collected and the numbers are crunched, studies have shown that ecotourism generates way more money than many exploitive professions such as fishing, and hunting. A 2018 report by Yessica Miriam Plata Zepeda on The Economic Assessment Based on Shark Seeing/Diving said that in Baja California Sur, both bony fish and shark fishing annually brings in around 1.31% of the state's GDP, while ecotourism brings in 16.61% of the state's GDP at $412 million USD per year (Zepeda, 2018). This is huge, especially because there is a common misconception that there isn’t much money in ecotourism and conservation. These findings may shift the perception away from the idea that overexploiting our resources is necessary to make money, which could mean that eventually we will be able to re-stabilize many threatened and endangered species from all over the world, and get to share Earth’s natural beauty with a larger global audience. Photo by @oceanramsey Post by @clairestrand

7971
20 hours ago

Voici Daniel, il a 5 ans et vit au Brésil. 👌 Son papa nous dit qu'il adore les requins ! Alors il a tenu à participer à notre jeu " Sculpture requin de sable " ce requin vient de Cabeçudas Beach- Itajai - Brazil. Les Kids d'Ailerons te remercient pour ton requin🙂 Bravo ! . #Requin #Aкула #sharkawareness  #ilovesharks  #sharky @mimicsharksuits #scuba  #beach  #savesharks #sharklover  #sharkconservation #learnsupportprotect  #learn  #support #protect  #finalliance  #elasmobranch #ourblueplanet  #savetheoceans #SaveWhaleSharks #HelpSaveSharks #elasmo #letstalkshark @sharkssharkwater #иерархия  #власть  #наука  #science  #sharks #акулы

222
23 hours ago

I love seeing places where endangered animals are thriving. Whale sharks are the worlds largest fish and largest shark making the fins from this shark extremely valuable in the shark fin trade. Red listed by the IUCN as endangered. Place like this in the Philippines give me hope. What do you think? to REPOSTED Photo by @karanikolov have fun swimming with these guys captain @alexis_underthesea @oneoceandiving ⛈ Follow @Abby_Pa.3597 . 📷 repost @juansharks . 😨Share with your friends👥 💖 Use #sharkdailytop For Your Chance to be Featured!

1k7
23 hours ago

On are way back to this magical place. I got this photo of @oceanramsey during a private tour with @mooreaoceanadventures using a @aquatech_imagingsolutions. I feel like French Polynesia is apart of my annual migration pattern every since Ocean brought me here 10 years ago for a shark research project while getting her marine bio degree. #sharks #rays #overunder #photooftheday #myparadise #beuatiful #beautifuldestinations #happyplace #shark #love #sharky #sharkylife #helpsavesharks #ApexPredatorNotMonster photo by #juanoliphant Via @oceanramsey @mooreaoceanadventures @aquatech_imagingsolutions.

730
23 hours ago

#Repost from @finalliance. So instead of consulting with the numerous shark experts across Australia for a different solution... just kill sharks. 🦈 The latest total of sharks killed is now up to 6. 🦈 "Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has defended killing six sharks in response to two attacks in the Whitsundays as necessary in part to fend off criticism of doing nothing." 🦈 news.com.au article by Sonia Kohlbacher is linked on our fb page. 📷 Elizabeth Hoffman #shark #sharks #savesharks #helpsavesharks #nosharkcull #stopkillingsharks #queensland

100
1 day ago

So instead of consulting with the numerous shark experts across Australia for a different solution... just kill sharks. 🦈 The latest total of sharks killed is now up to 6. 🦈 "Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has defended killing six sharks in response to two attacks in the Whitsundays as necessary in part to fend off criticism of doing nothing." 🦈 news.com.au article by Sonia Kohlbacher is linked on our fb page. 📷 Elizabeth Hoffman #shark #sharks #savesharks #helpsavesharks #nosharkcull #stopkillingsharks #queensland

1225
1 day ago

#Repost from @paulo__sphyrna_spp_btz. In the recent Chinese-U.S. blockbuster coproduction The Meg, a gargantuan prehistoric shark that's discovered to have survived in the ocean depths takes revenge by attacking beachgoers in China. With… #Requin #Aкула #sharkawareness  #ilovesharks  #sharky @mimicsharksuits #scuba  #beach  #savesharks #sharklover  #sharkconservation #learnsupportprotect  #learn  #support #protect  #finalliance  #elasmobranch #ourblueplanet  #savetheoceans #SaveWhaleSharks #HelpSaveSharks #elasmo #letstalkshark @sharkssharkwater #иерархия  #власть  #наука  #science  #sharks #акулы

210
1 day ago

In the recent Chinese-U.S. blockbuster coproduction The Meg, a gargantuan prehistoric shark that's discovered to have survived in the ocean depths takes revenge by attacking beachgoers in China. With… #Requin #Aкула #sharkawareness  #ilovesharks  #sharky @mimicsharksuits #scuba  #beach  #savesharks #sharklover  #sharkconservation #learnsupportprotect  #learn  #support #protect  #finalliance  #elasmobranch #ourblueplanet  #savetheoceans #SaveWhaleSharks #HelpSaveSharks #elasmo #letstalkshark @sharkssharkwater #иерархия  #власть  #наука  #science  #sharks #акулы

90
1 day ago

Cool backward falling bite shot! Haha Thanks @piachichile for getting this one - I definitely fell off the wreck after this was taken!! - @stuartcovesdivebahamas @discoversharks @paditv @projectaware @extreme @extreme.sports.lover @extremeofficial @mtvdaretolive @sharks_are_awesome1 @outsidemagazine @girlsthatscuba @world_adventure_society @explorerbabes @explorer @natgeoadventure @lizparkinson1 @neptunic_instagram @sharkarmor1 🌚 Follow @Bailey_Mass.7667 for more . 😀 Comment below if You like this 💞 . ✅ credit @lizparkinson1 . 👥 Tag your friends 👇 Use #sharkdailytop for your chance to be featured!

5703
1 day ago

_ • 6 tiger sharks have now been killed in Queensland, Australia within the last few days after two people were bitten in the first shark bite incidents in the area since the 1930s. • Immediately after the bites, the government placed baited drumlines in the areas, killing those six and claiming the first two were the ones responsible for the bites with no proof they were indeed the same sharks involved or even of the same species🤦🏽‍♂️. Officials are saying the drumlines will remain for the rest of the week. • It’s extremely sad to see such a misunderstood and important animal hooked to a drumline and shot due to two rare incidents. Hearts go out to the families who have endured a shark attack, but a shark cull is NOT the best plan. In the past few decades, humans have been responsible for some shark populations declining by over 90%. Sharks, as apex predators, are VITAL to healthy oceans. The #jaws mentality needs to stop - sharks do not prey on humans, any attack is a case of mistaken identity. #savesharks 🐋 📷 @jsegalexplore • 👉🏽 Make sure to follow @_no.agenda 👈🏽 👉🏽 Make sure to follow @_no.agenda 👈🏽 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #helpsavesharks #oneoceandiving #sharksonsand #wildlifephotography #igdaily #tigershark #sharks #ocean #natgeo #whaleshark #conservation #sharkattack #oceanside #igers #picoftheday #bhfyp #activism #sharktooth #underwater #sharkcity #nature #underwaterphotography #wildlife #animals #naturelovers #animalrights #sea #animallovers

712
1 day ago

A very, very sad week for Australia. A sixth tiger shark has been captured and killed off the coast of North Queensland. My heart is breaking. Sharks play such an important role in the oceans, and without them the ecosystem loses its balance. They eat efficiently, going after the old, sick, or slower fish in a population that they prey upon, keeping the population healthier. Sharks groom many populations of marine life to the right size so that those prey species don't cause harm to the ecosystem by becoming too populous. By removing the sick and the weak, they prevent the spread of diseases and prevent outbreaks that could be devastating. The fact that they don't even know if the sharks that are being killed are the ones that were apart of the attacks is disgusting. Innocently swimming in their environment and are slaughtered for no reason at all other than for our own benefit. This is not about whether sharks are more important than people, it's merely understanding that future generations need healthy oceans and healthy oceans need sharks to maintain them. Why do humans think they are superior when we have destroyed the planet more than any other species? Sharks have survived for 450 million years, but may be gone within the next decades. The ocean is not our home, it's theirs.

443
1 day ago

#Repost @mads_ocean ・・・ Impulsive, blood-thirsty, mindless killers . ...and no. I’m not talking about the shark. . SIX sharks have now been killed in the area of Whitsunday Islands by Australian authorities after the two incidents that happened last week ‼️ . Of course, it goes without saying that we must not dismiss the trauma or suffering felt of the victims who were bitten by shark/s, but to meet an incident such as this with vengeful, unnecessary aggression comes from an archaic and uneducated perception of sharks. . For the Australian government to continue this trigger-happy and ultimately unsuccessful ‘pursuit of the attacking shark’ is quite frankly absurd. What validation are you seeking? Must you string up the head of the attacking shark? Nail it’s fins to the gallows and say “this is the culprit”? And out of vengeful thinking say, “one is not enough, we will hunt them all!” . HOW are we not past this?! . I ask this: WHY do you not better educate about how to swim/surf/sail in areas with sharks. WHY do you not learn that killing sharks in vengeance does not make the ocean a safer place. WHY do you continually fuel a negative public perception and create a climate of fear? . It’s time for education. Not for blood. . 🎥 @alexkydd . @discoversharks @discoverocean @sharkconservation_australia @oneoceandiving @sharkeducation @fathomlesslife @seashepherdaustralia @apexharmony @sharkgirlmadison @oceanramsey @biminisharkgirl @sharksneedlove

241
1 day ago

• It’s absolutely disgusting and heartbreaking to hear that the Queensland government has killed four sharks using baited drum lines following two attacks in the Whitsundays. • Here is the numbers for the 2017 program. The Queensland governments “shark control program” using drum lines and nets caught a total of 515 sharks and rays, only 20 of which were released alive. Almost half of the species caught are considered endangered or vulnerable by the IUCN. A third of the non-target species are also showing decreasing population trends and less than half of the ones caught were released alive including dolphins, manta rays, turtles and humpback whales. How many sharks attacks on humans in Queensland in 2017? Three. How many animals killed in Queensland’s ‘protection program’? 568. How many shark attacks on humans Australia wide in 2017? 18, only one of which was fatal and eight received no injuries at all. • If you choose to swim in the ocean, you’re exiting the natural habitat of humans and entering the home of the sharks. Killing species that are already declining and who are just looking for food to survive doesn’t help the situation. It just fuels our own narcissism and anthropocentrism. The government needs to wise up, find a better alternative to deter sharks and realise the value of a balanced ecosystem before we exploit our way out of existence. 💙🦈 Do better @qldgov 📷 @alexkyddphoto @drneilhammer @mantaguy #noqldsharkcull at Queensland

583
1 day ago

The right solution is to respect, care, and understand sharks. Killing isn’t smart and it’s not option. ••• Post by @nataliekparra Four tiger sharks have now been killed in Queensland, Australia after two people were bitten in the first shark bite incidents in the area since the 1930s. Immediately after the bites, the government placed baited drumlines in the areas, killing those four and claiming the first two were the ones responsible for the bites with no proof they were indeed the same sharks involved or even of the same species. Fisheries manager #MarkFurner told press the drum lines will stay in place until “the area is secure from any further attacks.” Not quite sure how they’re going to know when that is 🤷🏼‍♀️ but other officials are saying the drumlines will remain for the rest of the week. It’s extremely sad to see such a misunderstood and important animal hooked to a drumline and shot due to two rare incidents. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you feel about sharks. We rely on the ocean and the ocean relies on sharks. So, if you care about the future of our species, you should be paying pretty close attention to what’s happening with their’s. Thank you @chiaraphoto @mermaidsforchange for this photo from the most wonderful day with @oceanramsey @juansharks #sharkIDMoana aboard @oneoceandiving ❤️❤️❤️. It’s a moment I’ll replay in my head for the rest of my life and it makes me so happy to have photos to look back on 🌊❤️. #savesharks #helpsavesharks #oneoceandiving #waterinspired #keikoconservation #mermaidsforchange. #apexpredatornotmonster. Say no to #sharkfinsoup #sharksonsand #ocsharkhunter #sharkfishing. Wearing @cressi1946 and @xcelwomens x @oneoceandesigns.

3802
1 day ago

I have to share this! Meet Kelly, she is an amazing artist and I LOVE THIS DRAWING!!! Follow @kellyofthewild to see her amazing artwork and she helps the sharks & oceans too!!! Repost from @kellyofthewild @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost How would you feel swimming with a Scalloped Hammerhead? Considered a coastal pelagic species, this species spends the majority of their life meandering back and forth between the deep offshore waters and coastal waterways of our oceans! From birth they are very social sharks, and as this species matures they are well known to form large mating congregations, sometimes reaching fevers of numbers in the thousands! Sadly, due to their massive fins they are a main target for shark finning operations, bringing in an average of $50 per pound of shark fin in the black markets. Besides this, they are also impacted by the commercial fishing fleets that patrol our oceans, both as the target of some boats and the unwanted bycatch of others. Now considered a “globally endangered species”, years of unregulated fishing has lead to an estimated 95% decline of populations in the Atlantic, and there are still no numbers on the hammerhead decline in other heavily finned regions. But there is still hope, we can save sharks like the scalloped hammerhead by acting on a handful of knowledge! For starters, just by sharing your passion for sharks and using your voice to educate others you are promoting a positive image of sharks! And if you love sharks, please help stop the TRADE OF FINS in the United States. While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins continue to be bought and sold across the states and imported from countries that have no shark finning regulations. Sadly, the USA’s largest import of Fins goes right through Miami! We need to lead by example, so we must support the ‘shark fin trade elimination act’ through action in the form of signing petitions like the ones linked in my bio that will stop the trade of fins in Florida, and supporting organizations like @oceana @nakaweproject and @sharkeducation who are dedicated to protecting our beautiful sharks! #helpsavesharks

1193
1 day ago

Four tiger sharks have now been killed in Queensland, Australia after two people were bitten in the first shark bite incidents in the area since the 1930s. Immediately after the bites, the government placed baited drumlines in the areas, killing those four and claiming the first two were the ones responsible for the bites with no proof they were indeed the same sharks involved or even of the same species. Fisheries manager #MarkFurner told press the drum lines will stay in place until “the area is secure from any further attacks.” Not quite sure how they’re going to know when that is 🤷🏼‍♀️ but other officials are saying the drumlines will remain for the rest of the week. It’s extremely sad to see such a misunderstood and important animal hooked to a drumline and shot due to two rare incidents. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you feel about sharks. We rely on the ocean and the ocean relies on sharks. So, if you care about the future of our species, you should be paying pretty close attention to what’s happening with their’s. Thank you @chiaraphoto @mermaidsforchange for this photo from the most wonderful day with @oceanramsey @juansharks #sharkIDMoana aboard @oneoceandiving ❤️❤️❤️. It’s a moment I’ll replay in my head for the rest of my life and it makes me so happy to have photos to look back on 🌊❤️. #savesharks #helpsavesharks #oneoceandiving #waterinspired #keikoconservation #mermaidsforchange. #apexpredatornotmonster. Say no to #sharkfinsoup #sharksonsand #ocsharkhunter #sharkfishing. Wearing @cressi1946 and @xcelwomens x @oneoceandesigns.

1k28
2 days ago

Australian Government, the sharks belong in the ocean, not the tourists. This really annoys me. If I ever entered waters where I knew there was a risk of sharks been there and they attacked me, I would never want the sharks to be killed, it's their home! Have some respect for sharks Australian Government!!!! Source is @guardian #conservation #sharks #stopfinning #nursesharks #ocean #sea #love #animals #wildlife #wild #sharks #helpsavesharks #stopsharkfinning #stopsharkfinsoup #sharkconservation #oceanramsey #protectsharks #animalconservation #protectsharks #bansharkfinning #bansharkfinsoup #protectouroceans #nature

254
2 days ago

Inspiring quote captioned by our inspiring @nani.moana 💙 These are the moments we live for, these are the moments that connect us to a world so much greater than just you and I. ✨ #Repost @nani.moana ・・・ “Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is nature. They show us what’s missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we’re here.” - T. McCagh✨ 🦈Perfect Day🦈 Thank you Nikki for being perfect haha😉🐯🦈 🤙🏽💫Video: @ge_keoni @alexis_underthesea @oneoceandiving

2k18
2 days ago

🐢💚 👉🦁@animals.and.plants Насколько велика эта кожаная черепаха 🐢💚 Видео: by @surftobago • Кожаная черепаха - самый большой вид морских черепах на Земле может весить до 900 кг. Они продвигаются по воде, используя свои мощные передние ласты, которые могут охватывать до 3 м, в то время как их задние ласты используются для помощи в направлении (Lasala, 2018). Подобно другим видам черепах, кожаные мигрируют на экстремальные расстояния для размножения и питания, путешествуя на расстоянии до 10 000 миль по Тихоокеанскому побережью (Eckert, 2002). Несмотря на то, что этот вид сохраняется на протяжении более 100 миллионов лет, тихоокеанская популяция морских черепах кожаных (Dermochelys coriacea) резко сократилась за последние 25 лет, что связано с рыболовством (Jones, 2012) Недавние исследования прогнозов изменения климата показывают, что при повышенных температурах океана многие виды морских черепах были изменены, такие как времена гнездования, которые могут привести к изменениям условий инкубации, успеху размножения, размножению детенышей и даже соотношению полов (Tomillo, 2015). Население Тихоокеанского региона упало более чем на 80%, а восточная тихоокеанская кожаная уменьшилась более чем на 97% (NOAA, 2016). Слова @sarwren 👉🦁@animals.and.plants #Conservation #Protect #helpsavesharks #saveourspecies #savetheocean #marineresearch at Еврейский музей и центр толерантности

3k26
2 days ago

A SHOCKING DISPLAY — This saddening photo was taken at Borough Market in London at the weekend by a Bite-Back supporter. Right now there are no EU catch limits for blue sharks and it’s not illegal to sell them either. But that won't stop us from encouraging this fishmonger to avoid shark products in the future. #sharkfreeuk #Requin #Aкула #sharkawareness  #ilovesharks  #sharky @mimicsharksuits #scuba  #beach  #savesharks #sharklover  #sharkconservation #learnsupportprotect  #learn  #support #protect  #finalliance  #elasmobranch #ourblueplanet  #savetheoceans #SaveWhaleSharks #HelpSaveSharks #elasmo #letstalkshark @sharkssharkwater #иерархия  #власть  #наука  #science  #sharks #акулы

161
2 days ago

Scientists have made a startling discovery where they have found a shark whose age was estimated to be at least 392 years. Yes, a Greenland shark has been found in the Arctic region and could very well be the oldest living vertebrate on the planet. The research is published in the journal Science. The researchers have measured the creature and estimated that it could be born as early as 1505. Known to live in temperature less than -1 degree Celcius, these creatures can swim as deep as 7,200 feet and weigh more than a tonne. According to reports, the shark measured 18ft in length. It is this length which reportedly can mean the shark can be anywhere between 272 to 512 years old, as this species grows at a rate of 1 cm a year. It is the oldest among the 28 Greenland sharks that are analyzed. These sharks have an estimated lifespan of 400 years and they spend their time swimming around looking for mates.But determining the exact age of the Greenland shark is a tricky business. Researchers used a technique called eye lens radiocarbon dating. The eye lenses of all vertebrates continue to grow with the animal through its life, adding layers like an onion. In the late 1950s, atmospheric tests of thermonuclear weapons caused a big and easily detectable spike in the amount of radiocarbon that eventually made its way into the sea. Scientists call this bump 'the bomb pulse', and it has become a handy way to verify the age of marine organisms. If the amount of radiocarbon in a shark's lens represents post-bomb-pulse levels, that's a pretty clear indicator that the animal was born after 1960. Researchers found that the eye lens proteins of the two smallest of the 28 Greenland sharks had the highest levels of carbon-14, suggesting that they were born after the early 1960s. The third smallest shark, however, had carbon-14 #Requin #Aкула #sharkawareness  #ilovesharks  #sharky @mimicsharksuits #scuba  #beach  #savesharks #sharklover  #sharkconservation #learnsupportprotect  #learn  #support #protect  #finalliance  #elasmobranch #ourblueplanet  #savetheoceans #SaveWhaleSharks #HelpSaveSharks #elasmo #letstalkshark @sharkssharkwater #иерархия  #власть  #наука  #science  #sharks #акулы

272
2 days ago

Where battle to curb shark fin consumption is being won and lost, and why trade has to stop – new research. Young consumers in China and Hong Kong are turning away from shark fin, but overseas Chinese are eating more, report finds. The only way to save oceans’ apex predator is to stop eating and trading in fins now, researchers say . Though waning in Hong Kong, the appetite for shark fin soup is still strong among overseas Chinese communities. A new report has now put out an urgent call; the trade and consumption of shark fin must stop immediately, it warns. Demand for the product from wealthy consumers is largely responsible for reducing populations of some species such as hammerhead and oceanic whitetip sharks by more than 90 per cent, it says. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong, the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia and environmental group WildAid Hong Kong, found that annual shark catch levels had more than doubled to 1.4 million tonnes since 1960. #Requin #Aкула #sharkawareness  #ilovesharks  #sharky @mimicsharksuits #scuba  #beach  #savesharks #sharklover  #sharkconservation #learnsupportprotect  #learn  #support #protect  #finalliance  #elasmobranch #ourblueplanet  #savetheoceans #SaveWhaleSharks #HelpSaveSharks #elasmo #letstalkshark @sharkssharkwater #иерархия  #власть  #наука  #science  #sharks #акулы

92
2 days ago

A collision course with the 2nd biggest shark in the world. A Basking Shark is actually the 2nd biggest fish in our ocean making it a target for its large fins. While we were in Hongkong in the medicine district, whale shark and basking shark fins could be seen plastered up on walls and windows on every corner. I might understand this cruel consumption of killing a animal for only just 3 percent of its body if the soup tasted good or it was healthy for humans to consume, but sharks fins are extremely toxic to eat. Spreading the truth about how important sharks are to the health of our ocean and how dangerous it is for humans to actually eat sharks is essential for sharks survival and our own. #saynotosharkfinsoup #sharkfinsoup #stopsharkfinning This photo was taken by a my friend @tomburnsdvm in Cape Code. #bigshark #happyshark #amazing #endageredspecies #conservationphotographer #helpsavesharks #oneocean #onechance #savetheocean @oneoceandiving @oneoceanglobal @oneoceanconservation @waterinspired @oneoceanresearch @oceanramsey

450
2 days ago

For my buddy @morganhoesterey who loves caffeine, sharks and been known to watch the odd episode of And for @scottgordonpatterson for making a bad ass cup of coffee. Checkout @scottypsbigmugcoffee to get some!!! Diver: @lizparkinson1 At: @stuartcovesdivebahamas Photo: Ellison Gomez — @stuartcove1 @coffee @neptunic_instagram @sharkarmor1 @world_adventure_society @the_explorers_club @wildideasworthliving @star98radio @gilmoregirls 📷 from @lizparkinson1 . 🌓 🙏 Follow us - @Bailey_Mass.7667 . 😝 Turn Post Notification on 📣 . ✅ Follow, like and comment ✏ . 😠 Tag your friends 👥 Use #sharkdailytop for your chance to be featured!

1k12
2 days ago

Im really saddened by last post to learn about a place I thought was doing good things for whales sharks is actually compromising the health of theses amazing animals. I want to thank all the people that took the time to send me the studies and articles on Oslob that reported 97 percent of rules established when I was there 2012 to help lessen the human impact on the whale sharks are being broken on a daily basis during tours. Feeding is controversial but I was okay with if it benefited the animals with minimal effects to its natural existence. I was dumbfounded to hear that some of the operations there are feeding the whale sharks pork mixed in with the shrimp which is not natural. I still think what they are doing there is way better than killing the animals just for its fins, however there much better places to go see whale sharks in the Philippines that are respectful and natural like Donsal and Palawan. Or Mexico were this photo of @lauracorbe diving with babyish size whale shark taken by @andycorbe. @xcelwetsuits dragon by @oceanramsey is now finally available in Australia @wetsuitwarehouse 🤙🏾🙏🏻🙌🏼😍🦈 🌚 Follow @Abby_Pa.3597 . 📷 repost @juansharks . 😦Share with your friends👥 💔 Use #sharkdailytop for your chance to be featured!

5234
2 days ago

I’m still shit scared of sharks but Follow this account and don’t believe the media hype about this “man eating”tiger or any other shark.. seee what they do @juansharks with @get_repost ・・・ @anthony_walsh_ with a very large tiger shark named #Moana in our tiger shark ID program @oneoceansharks @oneoceanresearch Anthony is a extremely talented surfer and photographer that has been coming out with us for the last 4 years testing shark deterrents in surfboards and diving with sharks to help change the negative perception that media spins on sharks. This day was his 1st tiger shark dive were the shark was actually approaching him and engaging him. Usually tiger sharks are extremely shy but not this day. Experiences like this, where a predator 4x ur size treats u as an equal and let’s u share the water with it, is something I wish everyone could have. I have had 1,000 of dives like this and every time it feels like the 1st time, absolutely incredibly! Diving with @oceanramsey @thomasvictorcarroll #happyplace #beautiful #love #sharks #helpsavesharks #oneocean #oneoceandiving #savetheocean #weneedsharks #stopsharkfining #stopsharkfinsoup #apexpredatornotmonster #cagethefear #coexist

424
2 days ago

Authorities have already shot 3 tiger sharks caught in the drumlines, not knowing if any of the sharks were involved in the 'attacks'. ▪ #Repost @finalliance ▪ Typical, see this played out over and over. We hate to see anyone injured or even killed when it’s shark related. But this stereotypical reaction doesn’t do any good. ▪ “We don’t normally go out and search for any sharks that may have been involved in a shark attack, but due to the nature of these multiple attacks, Fisheries Queensland is going to deploy three drum lines in a bid to try and catch some of the sharks in that area...” ▪ independent.co.uk article by Samuel Osborne is linked on our fb page ▪ #shark #sharks #savesharks #helpsavesharks #sharkconservation #respectthefin #helpsharks #Australia #Queensland #coambassador #stopkillingsharks #conservation #sharkconservation #ocean #savetheplanet #savetheocean #whitsundays #sharkattack #stoptheblamegame #dontfearthefin #dontbiteintothefear #savethefishies #savethesharks #watersoul #watersoulfoundation #sharklove #lovesharks #oceanlove #rtfambassador #sharksunday at Whitsundays

673
2 days ago

Following the pack with @oneoceandiving! 🦈 I feel so peaceful in the ocean, and crazy enough, watching these curious sharks swim around us was actually so calming. It might sound crazy but I actually felt safer being away from the boat due to the slightly rough conditions that day. Also, it’s important to respect wildlife as we enter their territory, and remember that this is their home. Let’s help protect these gorgeous creatures and their home by reducing our use of plastic and other waste! ♻️ 🐢🌺// 📷: @blakethompsonphoto #HelpSaveSharks #SavetheOcean at Haleiwa, Hawaii

1612