Sharks and Humans Index
- Shark Research
There are several organizations, governmental and independent that currently have research programs. These investigations include several parts of the shark life like evolution, biology, anatomy and applications to human health. However, there are still several interrogations because of the difficulty of studying these animals in their natural habitat.
- Humans and Sharks
The relationship between humans and sharks has not been entirely positive for the latter. All the misconceptions about sharks and the lucrative industry around them have put them in a severe condition. However, many human groups are trying to end with the prejudices to show their real value for the ecosystem.
- Why do Sharks sometimes Attack
Almost every people think about sharks before entering the sea. Attacks on humans are not frequent and observations show that they are more the product of curiosity than predation. Therefore, some actions can reduce the risk.
- Sharks in Captivity
Many large aquariums catch the attention of the public by displaying the most controversial marine creatures: sharks. Although sharks are not easy to keep because they need special habitat conditions, the truth is that not all species can live in captivity because they cannot adapt to reduced spaces or the stress.
- Sharks in Culture
They are the main characters of films, books, stories, legends and many other cultural representations around the world. Sharks are emblematic figures of the oceans, their ferocity, and leadership has always captured human imagination.
Whale shark slaughterhouses
Hundreds of whale sharks are caught in various regions of the world to obtain valuable body parts to trade. Some of these businesses are illegal, but anyway, they endanger the conservation of this species.