Sharks Under Threat

It would be improper to have a website dedicated to the photographic beauty of sharks without discussing big issues facing most shark species today. Many species found on this site are under threat, with long-line fishing and habitat destruction leading to the global collapse of many shark species. Sharks are long lived animals, slow to reproduce, and are apex predators poorly able to adapt to population decline. Sustained modern pressure could lead to the extinction of species present on earth for over 100 million years in our near future.

Dusky Shark

This large female Dusky Shark has a rope encircling her neck, sawing into her tissue creating a deep and devastating wound that only gets worse over time.