Shark Versus Everything (VIDEO)
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Shark Week is underway, and with it comes the mass-broadcasting of gory, terrifying videos of sharks attacking ... well, pretty much everything.
Sharks are not always a threat, and filmmaker Jeff Kurr recently told The Huffington Post, "We find that in a lot of cases, great white sharks are very shy and reluctant creatures." Then again, he did go on to say, "They are out there, they do have the potential for mayhem, and that intrigues people."
Beyond the intrigue, Shark Week has another mission -- to save the sharks. Shark Week's Discovery Channel website features organizations focused on protecting the declining population. The featured organization Oceana writes:
These top predators are in grave trouble due to heavy fishing pressure, shark finning and bycatch.
Of the 307 shark species assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 50 are listed as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered, but only the white, whale and basking sharks are protected internationally under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
If you just can't get enough, we've put together a slideshow of some crazy videos of sharks versus ... well, pretty much everything. Enjoy!
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT