Great white sharks need your help: Off the coast of California only a few hundred survive, making them vulnerable to extinction. This iconic predator of the sea needs protection to keep its mighty form from vanishing off our shores.
Jaws and other blockbusters have portrayed sharks as fearsome man-eaters, but a person is 15 times as likely to be killed by a coconut than a shark. In reality we humans are far more dangerous to sharks than they are to us. White sharks face many threats, like fisheries that kill baby sharks as bycatch before they can mature, climate change and ocean pollution.
The government is considering protecting great white sharks under the Endangered Species Act.
Please take action to tell the feds and California wildlife officials you support protecting these much-maligned hunters in U.S. waters.
I am writing in support of protecting the great white shark as a threatened or endangered species. Sharks are a vital part of the ocean ecosystem, and conserving these top predators is essential to a healthy ocean.
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Don't let white sharks get wiped out by fisheries and other threats. To ensure the continued survival of great white sharks in U.S. waters, we need better ocean management and conservation of these mighty sharks and their "critical habitat."
I encourage you to grant northeastern Pacific great white sharks the protections under our wildlife-protection laws they need to continue to survive and thrive.
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