This Shark Week 2015 -- and on the 40th anniversary of Jaws -- let us reflect upon our growing appreciation for (and willingness to protect) these vulnerable species. Let us then dramatically scale our commitment to reverse the decline of these magnificent species on a global scale.
As we celebrate our collective love of sharks, we should also take a moment to reflect on the many threats that sharks face. Sharks are in trouble -- and while we've made a lot of progress protecting them, we still need your help.
Great white sharks are magnificent apex predators and a vital component of California's ocean ecosystem. Not only is the population dangerously low, but the remaining sharks are at great risk of being caught and killed as bycatch in gillnet fisheries.
It's called Shark Alley, and it will blow your mind! This 3 Minute Postcard shows you what's it's like to travel to Shark Alley, South Africa and take the 20 minute boat trip to the highest concentration of great white sharks we know of.