Sharks Are Needed
Everyone knows that sharks are one of the great predators in our oceans. Due to their remarkable skills, sharks have been able to survive for millions of years and they are a major reason our oceans stay in balance. If we can’t stop the sharks number one predator, human beings, the future of our oceans will most likely be in great danger.
The Need For Balance
In order to illustrate how this balance shift can be impacting, just think about the lion fish. It is not 100% known why the lion fish are now in the Atlantic Ocean, but many believe that it is due to tank releases and the many hurricanes of the 1990’s. Due to the major surge in lion fish population many of the coral reef fish are now in danger including grouper and yellowtail snapper. Sadly, these lion fish have very few know predators in the Atlantic Ocean and they are known to be voracious predators. After doing lots of research NOAA now feels that lion fish could become the most disastrous marine invasion in history.
The United States Can Help
Today, New York is the number one importer of shark fins on the East Coast. If states like New York would follow the lead that California, Oregon, and Washington have already set we could send a major message to the world informing them know that we don’t want oceans without sharks. So, if you are resident of a state that still allows shark fins to be imported, please contact your state legislators and ask them to start or support a bill that would ban such imports.