Deep sea sharks: Do they survive?
When a fisherman throw live sharks back in the sea because they are not exactly what he is looking for, he probably presumes they survive. But what if they don’t?
Brendan Talwar is on a mission to find out. He recently emailed me to tell me about his project and how he needs our help to make it happen!
He is fundraising for equipment to investigate shark survival and is looking for help.
How can you help?
By donating a few coins you can help him buy the essential equipment he needs and be a part of shark research worldwide. Do something wonderful today and follow the link to find out more about his project and how to help:
A little bit of info to get you going….
His “project focuses on Cuban dogfish and gulper sharks, two of the most commonly captured bycatch (non-target) species in deep sea fisheries worldwide. These sharks are representative of entire groups of related species at depths between 200 and 1,000m deep. They are often caught accidentally in commercial snapper and grouper fisheries and experience high mortality rates when pulled to the surface due to severe temperature, pressure, and light related stress. If they are alive at the boat, they are either released as bycatch and presumed to survive, or, conversely, killed at the boat under the assumption that none will survive after release.”
If you don’t do it for Brendan, then at least do it for the Cuban Dogfish ;-)
Photos by Ernst Stewart.
are you vegan/vegetarian?
I don’t eat meat and i have honey&milk with my coffee but that’s about it yea
man!! I love sharks so much too!!!
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