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 Preconceptions about Sharks prevent their protection


There are much too many sharks... Wrong: many shark species are strongly endangered and some are even on the brink of extinction! Sharks are primitive... Wrong: Sharks are not primitive but highly specialized! Sharks are evil... Wrong: Sharks are wild animals like lions or wild boars! Sharks are large... Wrong: Most sharks are small in size! Sharks eat humans... Wrong: Each year only about 12 fatal shark accidents are registered worldwide because humans are not part of their food palette! Sharks have no relevance for the ocean's ecosystem... Wrong: Sharks are enormously important for the marine ecosystem! Sharks are monsters... Wrong: Sharks are usually very cautious and timid animals! Sharks are eating machines... Wrong: Sharks do not eat more and some times even less than other animals do! Sharks are killers...

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