New York Times
“Jaws,” an ode to humans’ fear of the sea, is still a cultural icon. Yet, slowly but surely, cultural attitudes toward sharks are changing, and changing thanks to a genuinely ecological view of their role in the ocean.
The truth is that humans are far more dangerous to sharks than they are to us. More than 70 million die each year, killed for their fins, which end up in soup. At that rate, nearly a third of all shark species may soon be threatened with extinction. The loss of those predators would have an enormous effect all the way down the marine food chain.
Read the full editorial A Growing Movement to Protect Sharks by visiting the New York Times website.