Posts Categorized: Sharks

Shark, ©Ridlon Kiphart

Sharks – the Wolves of the Sea »

Scientists have found direct connections between the loss of sharks and the loss of healthy coral reefs, declining fish populations, crashing shellfish populations, and more. Remove one link in the food chain and the entire system can be thrown off.

bigeye thresher, © NOAA/NEFSC

Big Threats to the Bigeye Thresher »

Because of threats to the bigeye thresher shark, especially those from commercial and recreational fishing, Defenders is filing a petition asking the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service to list the species under the Endangered Species Act.