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EditPhoto Title:Shark Week 2016: People Need Sharks
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Every​ year, TV’s “Shark Week” highlights the mystery and magnificence of these creatures — but one week is not enough time to devote the attention that sharks deserve.​​

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EditImage Caption:Sharks have been swimming in the oceans for over 400 million years. They have survived 5 mass extinctions, including the one that killed the dinosaurs.
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EditImage Caption:Loved and feared, sharks boost local economies through ecotourism. Shark diving, swimming and viewing generate more than $US 300 million a year, making sharks more valuable alive than dead.
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People need sharks

Conservation International works in seascapes around the world to protect the habitats that sharks depend on — because ultimately, we depend on sharks.

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What kind of shark​​ are you?

For people like us, every week is Shark Week. Take this fin-tastic personality quiz and unleash your inner shark!


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    EditSection Title:Two whale sharks named by social media!
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    EditImage Description:Whale Shark #144884. Help us give him a name!
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    In the spirit of Shark Week 2016, we asked our online community to name whale sharks #144883 and #144884. After receiving nearly 800 submissions, we tallied the votes and found two clear winners that will now be used by the CI scientists studying these majestic creatures.

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      EditSection Title:Track whale sharks in real time
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      EditImage Description:Mark Erdmann swims with a tagged whale shark.
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      Conservation International scientists in Indonesia performed a first: They attached satellite transmitters to the dorsal fins of whale sharks. Now you can watch the satellite-tracked movements of the world's largest fish.

      Track the sharks
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        EditSection Title:People need sharks. Take the pledge to protect them.
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        Sharks swim in every ocean — and they affect people everywhere in some way. Sharks support the oceanic food web that supports us, the carbon cycle that stabilizes our climate, even our economies. Now, many shark species are threatened around the globe, caught unintentionally as by-catch or relentlessly slaughtered for their fins. Losing sharks would be bad for the oceans, and bad for us.

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        EditCaption Title:Recent findings illuminate dark world of ‘demon whale-biters’
        EditCaption Description:Research on the elusive cookie-cutter shark is the latest evidence of how little we know about the ocean and its marine life.
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        EditImage Alt Text:Whale sharks in Cendrawasih Bay feeding on baitfish beneath a bagan lift net vessel.
        EditCaption Title:Whale shark watch: 4 things we've learned from tracking the world's largest fish
        EditCaption Description:As Shark Week kicks off, check out the latest science on these ocean giants.
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        EditCaption Title:5 things you didn’t know sharks do for you
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        EditImage Alt Text:A diver swims with a whale shark in Indonesia’s Cendrawasih Bay
        EditCaption Title:Whale shark ‘bling’ could unlock mysteries of giants of the deep
        EditCaption Description:Technological advances are bringing us closer to understanding the world’s largest fish.
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        EditImage Alt Text:In Raja Ampat police detonated a single charge placed in the hull of the ship to sink it perfectly onto a sandy bottom, where it will now become a new dive site attraction.
        EditCaption Title:Indonesian government sinks shark poaching boat, creates new dive site
        EditCaption Description:From local police to the president himself, Indonesia is cracking down on the illegal capture of its valuable marine life.
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        EditCaption Title:Bowed by international pressure, shark finning declines
        EditCaption Description:Changing tastes and policies in China — spurred in part by conservation campaigns — have created breathing room for Indonesia’s sharks.
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        EditCarousel title: Swim with the sharks
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        EditTweet Text:People need sharks. You can help. Celebrate #SharkWeek 2016 with @conservationorg.
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