Learn how to minimize chances of an adverse shark encounter as well as critical information about shark behavior, shark personalities, shark language, what to do in the unlikely event of a shark bite, and more in 20-plus video lessons in Ocean Ramsey’s Guide to Sharks and Safety. Early access pricing expires soon, so enroll now.
Each year, there are less than ten human fatalities resulting from shark attacks. Guess how many sharks are killed by humans in the same amount of time? Nearly 100,000,000. That’s one hundred million. We need to protect these apex predators before they disappear and their absence wreaks havoc on our ecosystems.
It averages out to two to three sharks killed every second, over 11,000 every hour, over a hundred million every year. That number is really hard to visualize and imagine, because I’m doing these shark counts everyday out in the water, and it’s hard to imagine that many sharks. But when you look at commercial fisheries, they will put out 650 miles of baited hooks, and that’s just one boat. And that’s day after day after day.