Thursday, June 22, 2017
One for the Sharks
How do you feel about sharks? The great white. No known natural predators other than the humans, which reduces its conservation status to Vulnerable. Or, the oceanic whitetip: marvelous specimen, this beautiful, gentle, slow-moving fish experiences occasional feeding frenzies, and will present a joyful sidekick to shipwreck or air crash survivors. Alas, its hefty fins are highly valued as the gourmet ingredient for the shark fin soup, and, as with other shark species, the whitetip faces extinction.