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To read an article entitled, "Save shark from fin trade " which was written by a writer at the SunSentinel.com website please click on the highlighted words in this sentence. The reason I am telling you about this article is because of these statements from the article:
"No other animal on the planet has been wiped out by another species like sharks are being wiped out," Abernethy said, explaining that by extension, "our oceans are being wiped out."
"As an apex creature on the top of the food chain, sharks play a vital role in the balance of the ocean's ecosystem. As they die out, other marine life will follow, and the health of the world's oceans — covering the vast majority of the planet's surface — will crumble".
What does the first statement say about our species? Humans have known for some time that our over-killing of sharks would lead to severe consequences on this planet, yet some people go out every day and kill more sharks. I just watched a National Geographic video entitled, "Journey to Shark Eden" and in the video marine research scientists show that were sharks are in abundance the surrounding marine ecosystems are healthy and strong! Conversely, in areas of the World's oceans where sharks are no longer found, because they have been over-fished, and consequently few sharks exist, the surrounding ecosystem, including coral structures, and variety and number of species of marine animals, are literally dead! This scientific research proves that Humans have had a severe adverse effect on the Oceans and all the life within them, (especially the shark populations).
To those of you who think you can go out and kill as many sharks as you want to, guess again. If you selfishly continue this activity you are going to cause the animals known as producers to overpopulate this planet and these animals will use so much oxygen that there will be none left for the rest of life on the Planet! Then where are you going to live??