Shark Conservation at the Aquarium
Shark Conservation course at the Downtown Aquarium. Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems. They maintain a balance in populations of prey species and keep the ocean healthy by removing ill or diseased animals. They are an important resource supporting local economies through fishing and as an attraction to dive tourists.
But sharks are in a global decline. Over fishing has reduced many shark populations around the world to levels that threaten their continued existence. Shark numbers have fallen by more than 80% in many cases, and the continued existence of some species is at immediate risk in some regions.
What will you learn?
During your two dives at the Downtown Aquarium you’ll learn;
• Why sharks in peril and why we should care.
• Threats to sharks and how they could be managed. Recognizing the value of sharks and removing barriers to conservation.
• Actions you can take to protect sharks, sharks in your area and how joining a global movement of divers can help protect sharks.
• Basic shark biology and body structure
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