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Shark finning is the practice of slicing off the shark’s fins while the shark is still alive and throwing the rest of its body back into the ocean where it can take days to die what must be an agonising death. Some sharks starve to death, others are slowly eaten by other fish, and some drown, because sharks need to keep moving to force water through their gills for oxygen. Shark fins are used as the principal ingredient of shark fin soup, an Asian “delicacy”. Demand for shark fin soup has rocketed in recent years due to the increased prosperity of China and other countries in the Far East. Shark fin soup, which can easily cost $100 a bowl, is often served at wedding celebrations so that the hosts can impress their guests with their affluence. Because there is such a high demand for shark fins, traders can make a lot of money from shark fin, but it is the restaurant owners who really “make a killing” in this foul trade. Fishermen are only interested in the fins because shark meat is of low economical value and takes up too much space in the hold. It also contains urea, which turns to ammonia once the shark has died and contaminates other fish. Shark fin itself is tasteless, it just provides a gelatinous bulk for the soup which is flavoured with chicken or other stock. Many people, especially the consumers, are unaware of the sufferring that finning causes @stopsharkfinning #stopfinning #sharkweek #greatwhite #professional #divewatch #sharkproof #chrisbenz #chrisbenzwatches #divewatches #sapphirecrystal #meters #sharkproject #shark #sharkweeknailart #heliumvalve #christinejuniper #hammerhead #greathammerhead #greatwhiteshark #sharknails #protectwhatyoulove #sharklove #sharks #protectouroceans #sharklover #kellyohsteinsharkweek #sharkweekforever #sharkweeknails #bhfyp
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We’re in full prep mode for upcoming Silver Bank 🐋season - 5 days away😱🎉!! But also working on plans for our exciting expeditions for whale sharks and bears this summer.... Who wants to be face to face with the largest fish in the sea?! It’s such an honor to be able to share the wonder of these docile giants with our guests each summer. Our experienced captains and guides ensure everyone follows the regulations so our guests come away feeling exhilaration and awe with each respectful encounter. 🔹Booking now 🔹 July 1-5, 2019 Whale Sharks of Isla Mujeres expedition ✨🗺🏝🛥🦈
Shark! Actually saw a bunch last night during night dive! Hopefully GoPro picked it up.
Cutting across a highway of mackerel, a great white shark makes an abrupt left turn in the waters of Mexico's Isla Guadalupe. . 📷 Photo by rondanielart . 🦈 Follow greatwhitedivers for new shark pics every day! . . . #greatwhite #greatwhiteshark #greatwhitesharks #whiteshark #whitesharks #shark #sharks #lovesharks #savethesharks #helpsavesharks #divewithsharks #underwaterphotography #cagediving #sharkcage #sharkcagediving #sharkdive #jaws #themeg #megalodon #underwaterphoto #bluegrey #bluegray #underwaterbeauty #deepblue #sharkteeth #sharktooth #blue #leftturn #uturn #mackerel . ------------------- sharks_favzone solmarv greatwhiteadventure finalliance viextincion sharks_daily.pics neptunic_com whitesharksdaily oceandevoted kaschlosharks discoversharks shark_vibes instapicsea amazingsharks_ doseofsharks featured_wildlife oneoceandiving passportocean perfect_oceans scubapilgrim sharkaddicts2 sharkbiteapparel sharkfacts786 sharkfeed sharkmagazine sharkyclub underwaterhub ikelite nikonusa natgeo natgeowild daily.sharks
Sometimes the best finds are overlooked. Slow down, be patient, enjoy yourself, and hunt with friends!! Last night @fossil_maddness and I found some beauties during the lunar eclipse. It was a magical hunt, one I will never forget. #Megalodon #shark #sharks #ocean #saltlife #beach #fishing #diving #treasure #nature #beauty #sharktooth #marinebiology #motivation #inspiration #followmefaraway #goodvibes #love #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #picoftheday #fun #smile #sharkteeth #nature
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Smiling while waiting for the greatest snorkel I have ever experienced in Belize. The guides had become great friends with eels, octopi, rays, and sharks. The creatures were so friendly. Oh, and guess what?! Out of all 40 of us scrambling around in the water to get a look of the guide holding a shark upside down so we could pet it, he gave said shark to meeee😍😍😍 My own squishy. I should have given her a name!! That was such a surreal experience. I’ve dove with sand sharks in the Epcot aquarium, did a cage dive on Oahu, and even swam with a tiger shark in dark water, but NEVER gotten to hold a wild shark on its belly🦈 Lucky me☺️ Swipe for those cool pics! #belize #sharks #snorkeling #adventures #explore #wildlife #nature #cruise #carribean #nomad #alwayswander #thrillseeker #animallover #naturalbeauty
Photo by @jchauser | #sharkaholic #greatwhite #ocean #traproom #water #natgeo "Tag your friends who would love this ❤ 💖 Follow me @shark_photos_insta for more 💗 ❤ Update new pictures everyday! ➖ 📌 Tag someone to make their day better. ❤️ Double Tap & Tag your Friends Below⤵ #sharkdiver #sharkweek2018 #sharks #ilovesharks #welovesharks #sharkaddicts #sharkeys #sharkweek #sharksofinsta #shark #jaws #greatwhitesharks #greatwhiteshark #greatwhite #nurseshark #nursesharks #threshershark #tigershark #tigersharks #sharklove #sharkattack #sharkaholic #sharksterritory #lemonsharks
Check out those abs! 💪🏾🤣 Caption this!! Buff beluga whale flexes his muscles and shows off amazing ripped six-pack stomach before cuddling with admiring female friend 😀😆! Photographer David Merron said: 'It looks like this whale has put in a lot of days at the gym!' Photos by©️David Merron / Caters NA Via: @fathomlesslife 🐢 . 🌐Follow us @oceanboost for more! 🦈❤️
Brrrr! It’s cold out today, here in freezing CT, but you have to love doing a sport that doesn’t rely on the outside temps to get those practices in!! Stay warm everyone! ❄️ 🏊🏼‍♀️ ❄️ 🏊🏽‍♂️
🔞 CURIOSITY 🔞 Remora fish have suckers on their flat head that they use to attach to the body of sharks, rays, sea turtles and larger marine mammals. Remoras eat the leftovers of their hosts food and collects parasites, bacteria and dead tissue from the surface of their skin, helping to keep it clean and healthy. Some species of remora even live inside the mouth of large sharks and rays! 📸 by @bobtec #shark #sharks #ocean #feeding #sea #picoftheday #fish #photooftheday #travelblogger #photography #savetheplanet #nature #animal #savetheocean #mood #adventures #photographer #sharkattacks #instatravel #aggressive #remorafish #diving #snorkeling #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #underwater #whiteshark #sealife #underwaterworld #underwaterphoto
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Happy MLK day! We hope everyone is out getting in the water....there is still some size along the Central Cali Coast. Gotta go....
So proud of my team this weekend. 1st place and a worlds bid. We👏🏻did👏🏻that👏🏻 Can’t wait to hit the Worlds mat with this these amazing ladies. #cheer #cheerleading #whateverittakes #sharklife #cheersport #css #cheersportsharks #sharks #cssharks #varsity #worlds #usasf #iasf #biteback #allstarcheer #firstplace #worldsbid #cheerleadingworlds #cheerworlds
Via @nakaweproject Shark-diving is a fast-growing tourism industry across the globe and, according to Vianna et al. (2018), shark tourism is estimated to engage ~500,000 participants every year! . In 2011, 376 shark ecotour operations across 83 locations and 8 geographic regions were identified generating significant economic benefits to local communities and economies. In Fiji, for example, shark tourism generates over $42 million (USD) annually to the country's economy; in Palau (Micronesia), the industry generates around $18 million (USD) per year; and, in Australia, shark diving generates annual revenues of $25.5 million (USD). But, the most valuable shark tourism worldwide occurs in the Bahamas, and generates annual revenues of over $109 million (USD)! . So, what do these data tell us? Well, first and foremost, they show just how more valuable sharks are alive than dead. They also highlight the power and critical importance of ecotourism revolving around sharks. We believe that ecotourism is one of the most viable and important avenues to take to save sharks! So next time you decide to take a vacation, why not find a sustainable and responsibly run shark ecotourism company to head to? . Photo: @david_girsh . #Ecotourism #Sharks #SharkDiving #Bahamas #Fiji #Palau #Australia #Economy #LetLive #SaveSharks #PortLincon #NeptuneIslands #GoldCoast #
HALP! I fell down a color hole and I’m having severe decision fatigue. Please tell me which ones you like! Probably don’t vote for more than like 4 of them? You’re my only hope!
People often ask me if I am not afraid of traveling with a plane and surfing? And my answer to them is that ther is a bigger chance of getting killed by a coconut than a shark. Falling coconuts, according to urban legend, kill a few people a year. This legend gained momentum after the 2002 work of a noted expert on shark attacks was characterized as saying that falling coconuts kill 150 people each year worldwide. 🥥🦈🛩 Coconuts also played a lethal role in the South Pacific during World War II. According to published accounts, Japanese forces weaponized the tropical fruit by turning them into "coconut bombs" filled with acid and a hand grenade. . . . . . #coconut #naturephotography #adventures #nature #nikon #nikond750 #nikonphotography #sharks #plane #airplane #airplanes #death #deaths #surfing #surfinglife #surfinggirl #legend #chance #kill #killerfruit #wild #palmtree #adventure #philippines #japanese #worldwar2
Best actor 😹😹😹😹😹😹 #sharks #shark #sharknado #cats #cat #actor #bed #funny #funnycatspics #bizarre
Ocean Ramsey might be the coolest woman on the planet. A marine biologist and fashion model swam with a 20ft great white shark this weekend off the coast of Oahu. Wow.  #sharks ........ #ocean #travel #adventure #lifestyle #beach #beachlife #destinations #surf #style #outdoors #bekind
Had a chance to swim in the second largest reef in the world today!! We swam with rays and nurse sharks and a whole lotta fish. The kids were amazing and so brave and patient - they decided not to swim amongst the sharks and rays and waited patiently on the boat. I was pretty anxious before as I wasn't sure how the kids were going to react but they did awesome! #belizeitornot #belize #flashesofdelight #acolorstory #tarpons #seahorses #reef #sharks #wanderlust #intrepid #grateful #liveeverymoment #boatride #adventure #missadventures #family #bravery #patience #proudmama
#Repost @shawnheinrichs (@get_repost ) ・・・ The demand for shark fins remains one of the greatest threats to shark populations around the world and they're being killed at a highly unsustainable rate. Scientists estimate that between 100 to 273 million sharks are killed every year, with the fins of up to 73 million of those sharks are sold for shark fin soup. States such as Texas and California have already banned the sale and trade of fins, but with the entire West Coast off limits for the lucrative fin market, Florida has now become the hub for the trade of fins in the United States, with Miami being the largest trade nexus in the country. Fortunately legislation is being filed in Florida that would ensure that this coastal state will no longer support and participate in the global trade of shark fins. We must - and can - do more to protect these top predators, who bring critical balance to the marine ecosystem. Join us by adding your name in support of this crucial Shark Fin Legislation now - link in bio. #NoFinFL #StopTheFinTrade @sharkallies #sharkoftheday #sharks #sharkdive #savesharks #racingextinction #h20tribe #underwaterphotography #sharklover #underwater #uwphoto #sharkfinning #saveourseas
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