How many humans do sharks kill each year?
How many sharks do humans kill each year?
We took to the streets of San Francisco to find answers to questions such as these, while having a little fun along the way. Check it out — you might be surprised by the answers!
For this year’s Shark Week, Discovery is ramping up efforts to promote shark conservation while offering viewers concrete ways to get involved. Earlier this week, they partnered with Oceana to introduce congressional legislation that helps ban the trade of shark fins across America. With a ban on trading in the U.S., we can make a huge dent in the commercial and recreational overfishing of sharks around the world.
Here’s how you help:
- Join Discovery and Oceana in supporting the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act by sending a letter to your representative.
- You can also find volunteer opportunities in your area to help clean up and give back to our oceans.
Discovery even produced this awesome PSA for us — with characters donned in shark fin hats — encouraging passionate TV viewers to be matched with good causes in their communities.
Learn more and get your full dose of all-things “shark” next week: Shark Week begins this Sunday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT, only on Discovery.
Can’t wait ‘till Sunday? Read our blog post on 4 things sharks and volunteers have in common.