Blue Shark Research Paper

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Sharks are one of the top predators in the ocean. With little to no enemies, humans have been over hunting sharks for their fins and then throwing them back out into the ocean. Without their fin sharks would not be able to swim and would slowly sink to the bottom of the ocean and die, waiting for something to either eat them or drown to death. As someone who once enjoyed drinking shark fin soup after finding out what happens to the shark and the life that they have after their fins get cut off I can only feel guilty for enjoying an animal's death. There are many different species of sharks that are out there in the world that is accounted for, and maybe hundreds of sharks that have not yet been discovered yet. The blue shark is one of these …show more content…
Depending on the prey the blue shark will have different type of strategies on how they will hunt and attack their prey (Ebert, DA. 2003. Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras of California. California:University of California Press.pp166-168). Blue sharks will typically feed on squids, fish, mollusks, small sharks, sea birds, and even garbage that will float around the water. There have been on some accounts were blue sharks would even take a risk and attack Great White Sharks (sharks-world.com . In recent times even seals have started to hunt and eat blue sharks, because of this ecologists might need to reassess the roles that the seals play in the ecosystem. From one boat operator in Cape Town, South Africa, Chris Fallows witness 10 blue sharks running away from a young male Cape fur seal who eventually caught and ate 5 of the blue shark intestines (Bob, …show more content…
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