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A group calling for all wildlife-lovers to stop and prevent the finning of sharks and foment the conservation of our marine life!
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Founded 4 Years ago
Jul 13, 2010

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205 Members
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Websites, facts and more!

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Recommended websites:

Sharkwater (award-winning
documentary)
www.sharkwater.com/

Sea Shepherd.org
www.seashepherd.org/

WildAid.org
www.wildaid.org/index.asp?CID=…

Defenders of Wildlife:
defenders.org

Shark Trust
www.sharktrust.org/

The Florida Museum of Natural History/ American Elasmobranch Society/ International Shark Attack File
www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/

ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research
elasmo-research.org/

Stop Shark Finning.net
www.stopsharkfinning.net/index…

Fundación Amigos de la Isla del Coco (Friends of Cocos Island foundation)
cocosisland.org

Saving Sharks.com
savingsharks.com

Marviva
marviva.net

And, what is the real cost of soup?:

-Loss and devastation of shark populations around the world. Experts estimate that within a decade, most species of sharks will be lost because of longlining.

-Unsustainable fishery. The massive quantity of sharks harvested and lack of selection deplete shark populations faster than their reproductive abilities can replenish populations.

-Threatens the stability of marine ecosystems.

-Loss of sharks as a food staple for many developing countries.

-Local waters are invaded by large industrial, foreign fishing vessels that threaten traditional sustainable fisheries.

-Threatens socio-economically important recreational fisheries.

-Obstructs the collection of species-specific data that are essential for monitoring catches and implementing sustainable fisheries management.

-Wasteful of protein and other shark-based products. Up to 99 per cent of the shark is thrown away.

SAVE A SHARK TODAY, SPREAD THE WORD!

Shark Fact of the week:

Did you know that the single known specimen of the Irrawaddy river shark was generally dismissed as an abnormal bull shark until 2005?

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Well, as you have seen, I just made a little concept sketch of our possible group mascot. Yeah, I know the group is still very small, but this may just give us some hope that many people will join and do their best in trying to protect sharks and other marine life around the world.
The concept sketch is only a basic idea of how it could look like, I will be later coloring it in Photoshop. But I really first need to know what YOU think about it, and give your own opinions and possible colors. You can even suggest a species! (the shark sketch I made is pretty much of a Caribbean reef shark, but I want YOU to express your personal opinion)So, what are you waiting for! If you have an idea or opinion, don't be shy and tell us what you think about it. I will then be trying out different sketches (with the ideas you said) and post them here, from there the whole group will choose one of them, and the mascot design will be official!

~LouaWolf

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Almost forgot! Happy shark week! And thanks for joining!
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somewhere-far-beyond Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member  Photographer
Hey fellow shark lovers! If you want to learn more about how you can help stop shark finning and protect our oceans, you should check out this website! --> PangeaSeed

PangeaSeed is a grassroots organization dedicated to spreading awareness of the issues facing sharks and other marine life through art! Together we can start a sea change!
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Customgirl12 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I had never thought I would come across this group. I wanna stop shark finning! Preach the truth on shark fin soup!
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HappieSkittlez Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Artist
Yes, I agree! Shark soup...really? YUK. LONG LIVE THE SHARKS! LONG LIVE THE SHARKS! :berserk: 
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gifmaker Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Artist
Finally a group with the truth of shark fin soup. Yay. Long live sharks!
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MaxXimumPain Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
After hearing some of the people at my school talking about how shark finning was okay because they "kill tons of people", and my math class working on a probability section, I made this comic about how sharks are much safer than the public thinks they are: [link]
Nothing makes people stfu like numbers :P
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tobysq Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
New shark discovery off the Galapagos reported [link]
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Purmiroks123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sharky the Shark as mascot?
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MaryBunnie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Personally I'd love to see this group come more alive, it's a great project and I wish more people could become aware of the horrors of finning.

I've been planning out a sculpture on the idea of finning and hope linking directly back to the group will spark some new followers :)
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ChainsawShark Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
may i join?
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Child-Of-Hades Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...A-an actual GROUP to stop shark-finning?! 8,D Good God, I'm literally crying from happiness
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