Photo by @BrianSkerry.
An Oceanic Whitetip Shark and Marine Biologist swim in the clear, open waters of the Bahamas. This species of shark was once the ‘most abundant large animal on Earth,’ but today is on the verge of extinction. In the years between 1995 and 2010 alone, their numbers declined 93% due to anthropogenic hunting of their fins. These fins are often eaten by humans in the form of shark fin soup. The Bahamas remain one of the few places on earth where these animals can still be found.
Check out the August 2016 issue of National Geographic Magazine (@NatGeo) to learn more about these incredible pelagic ocean animals.
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eduardoram220, 2 months ago
@rocknbananas poor sharks are almost extinct
rocknbananas, 2 months ago
@eduardoram220 😭😢 .... I must realize my dream of swimming with 🦈 immediately!!!
southeast_shutter, 2 months ago
florida__roots, 2 months ago
@florida_mercy you’d dig this feed if you haven’t seen it already
nelljaaaaa, 2 months ago
@paul.kuknhmer auf Bahamas 😳😨
eemacdonnell, 2 months ago
clemson_u_4_me, 2 months ago
Sickening to hear these numbers...
livmcdonald, 1 month ago
the.wandering.shepherd, 1 month ago
@livmcdonald I've seen a movie about the finning of sharks. Asian countries have a lot to answer for 🙄
@the_w4ndering_shepherd which ones that?
misbatidos, 30 days ago
rebeccasiqueiros, 26 days ago
betharana, 26 days ago
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hilwaraniaawar, 26 days ago
It feels like i am one of Disney Artist. And i'm on action now. The shark is staring at me now. What a great pic
kinglucianv, 26 days ago
@say____jal That doesn’t prove anything.
beckah6, 24 days ago
Amazing photos!! You are so passionate - Thank you for educating us!
oliviaroseanne98, 22 days ago
@jameslongbone fuck that wtf
shirinsharma, 2 days ago
jjpalano, 5 hours ago
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