Great whites have survived for millions of years, surviving mass extinctions and rightfully earning their top spot as apex ocean predators. But unless we increase protections for them, they may not survive much longer.
We all know sharks live in the ocean, but we don't expect to see one. And yet an image in our minds causes us to fear that a shark might be checking us out. Sometimes that feeling is true. Or was it only seaweed?
It's Shark Week again. In California, the excitement is accompanied by the global tidal wave of action to protect these fascinating creatures. Hollywood movies aside, the truth is that humans are a far greater threat to sharks than they are to us.