With more than one-third of the world’s shark and ray species now facing the threat of extinction, this new book by marine conservation biologist Dr. David Shiffman could not have come at a better time. Overfishing and unsustainable bycatch numbers are the biggest threats sharks face. Dr. Shiffman explains why it’s crucial that we overcome our misconceptions and embrace sharks as the imperiled and elegant ocean guardians they really are. In this book, Dr. Shiffman tells us:
Why healthy shark populations are a must for supporting ocean ecosystems—and the coastal economies that depend on them;
Why we’re in danger of losing many shark species forever;
What scientists, conservationists, and readers can do to help save these iconic predators; and
Why so much of what you’ve heard about sharks and how to save them is wrong.
This is a great read for anyone interested in marine conservation.