As cartilaginous fish, Sharks have been gracefully swimming our oceans (and even rivers) for more than 420 million years, outliving dinosaurs and many other forms of life on earth. Created in many shapes, colours and sizes (some up to 12 metres long), Sharks are our ocean’s top predators feasting on fish, squids and plankton making them essential to the natural order of our marine ecosystem. Currently, there are over 400 species of Sharks that exist in our world, all living in different layers of the ocean.
Did you know that sharks are actually under threat? Many can get caught in fishing gear or are deliberately hunted for their fins. They are also in danger from climate change and plastic pollution in the water. To help save our sharks, make sure you limit your plastic use and always pick up your rubbish when you’re at the beach.