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Jul 2012 - Sharks Around Malta

Sharks have evolved over the last 450 million years into one of the most prolific and varied species, which keep the marine environment balanced. Only in the last few decades have we learnt that they are an essential top level predator, and are still discovering new species.

The problem is that sharks are still over-fished for their fins, or caught accidentally as by-catch. People have been slow to act, and as time ticks by they keep disappearing. The fear of sharks in popular culture does not help. But perhaps it is not all doom and gloom, and there is still time to save the shark through education and learning. Hard work and passion just might make it possible to make a difference. Greg Nowell from Sharklab explained the facts in order to dispel the myths about sharks and encourage people to play their part in their continued preservation on this blue planet.