Sharks function as the white blood cells of the ocean ecosystem. They pick off the dead, dying, and weak leaving only the healthiest to reproduce. Without sharks our ocean ecosystem would collapse; the health and productivity of the fish that humans and other mammals eat would degrade to the point that our human health and the amount of seafood available for consumption would also be jeopardized.
At this point in 2013, many sharks are now on the brink of extinction. Scientists estimate that over the past 50 years, 90% of the world’s shark population has disappeared. We hope that capturing images of sharks and humans interacting peacefully and intimately will help to change the way people think about sharks. To see sharks as they really are: amazing, beautiful, and important animals that need to be protected. The media hype surrounding these animals depicts them as evil demonic man-eating monsters. The truth is sharks do not see people as food and try avoiding contact with humans if possible. Humans are killing 100 million sharks each year and sharks accidentally kill 4 people worldwide.
White Shark Conservation Trust