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EditImage Description:Hammerhead shark from Cocos Island, Costa Rica.
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While sharks are a grossly misunderstood yet vital element of the global ecosystem, these mysterious and magnificent creatures do not get the attention they 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:Sharks are apex predators, meaning they reside at the top of the food chain. They’re essential to the balance of marine ecosystems, preventing overpopulation of other species — and supporting healthy fisheries that provide people with food and jobs.
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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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EditImage Caption:Worldwide, sharks kill around 10 people per year. Humans kill up to 70 million sharks per year.
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EditImage Credit:© Conservation International/photo by Mark Erdmann
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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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    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.

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    EditImage Alt Text:Cookiecutter shark's teeth.
    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
    EditCaption Description:If sharks were to disappear, it would be bad news for all of us.
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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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    EditTitle:JOIN US
    EditText:People need sharks. And sharks need our help.
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        ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Watch Sharks in Action

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        EditCarousel description: Get up close and personal with one of nature’s most misunderstood creatures.
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        EditTweet Text:Sharks need our help, now more than ever. Start by getting educated on the facts about sharks. #PeopleNeedSharks
        EditTwitter Page Link:http://www.conservation.org/stories/Pages/shark-week.aspx
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          EditTitle:Dive in to “Valen’s Reef”
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          EditImage Alt Text: Manta Ray, from Conservation International's VR debut, “Valen’s Reef.” © Conservation International/John Martin
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          EditImage Alt Text:Wayag Lagoon, Bird's Head Seascape, Indonesia. © Will Turner
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