White Shark Conclusion

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To begin with, ancestors of today’s sharks first appeared between 420 and 455 million years ago. There are at least 400 different species of sharks in the world today. Many believe that there are still unknown shark species till this day. While there are many that has yet to be discovered, there is one in particular that is on the endangered list. That one would be known as the Great White Shark. The Great White shark is a much known shark known for its size and attacks.
Firstly, the Great White gets its name from their universally white underbellies. They are streamlined, torpedo-shaped swimmers with very powerful tails. Their tails can propel through the water at speeds up to 15 miles per hour. They have three-hundred teeth in total, up
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Thousands of sharks are killed every year especially for shark fin soup. Some shark species, such as shortspine spurdog, may have dropped by ninety-five percent. They are especially vulnerable to overfishing because of specific life characteristics, such as not mating till later in life, and giving birth to small litters of life young. Shark fins are also used in many Asian countries. It is used to make fin soup, and once reserved for only the wealthy or for special occasions. It is estimated that one-hundred million sharks are killed annually to supply fins for soup. Moreover, saving the sharks is important because it keeps the ocean healthy by keeping different prey species from becoming overabundant. Dozens of shark nets have been installed off the east coast of South Africa and Australia. These nets are meant to protect swimmers from rare attacks. The nets entangle, suffocate, and kill sharks. While there are killings of sharks, there are also people and organizations trying to save them. In Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Chine, conservationists and chiefs are leading campaigns to stop serving shark fin soup; Countries like South Africa, Namibia, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and Malta have fully protected Great White sharks in their national waters. The international organization CITES has implemented a ban on all international trade of products that come from Great White sharks. In conclusion, Great White sharks are a global species; therefore will take a global

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