"Monsters in danger"
For over 350 million years, sharks have evolved and adapted to survive… but today, the very survival of the shark population is under threat !
A global study designed to assess the conservation status of 64 species of deep sea sharks and rays (pelagic) showed that 32% of them are facing extinction (according to the group of IUCN shark specialists) due to overfishing, damage to their habitat and the population's slow growth rate.
An important environmental role
And yet sharks play a crucial environmental role in the seas and oceans: biodiversity and the equilibrium of populations will be seriously disrupted if the food chain is damaged.
To inform visitors and raise awareness, Seaquarium annually takes part in the Eupopean Shark Week organised in october by Shark Alliance !
This year, European Shark Week was from 9 to 17 october 2010, and included numerous exhibitions, screenings and events.
Seaquarium also works with the following animal protection associations:
wich you can contact for more informations.