SeaLegacy #TurningTheTide

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Photo by @ShawnHeinrichs // Sleek and slender and built for speed, the shortfin mako shark is a silver bullet in the water, capable of jumping as high as 30 feet in the air. In the water they can vanish like a ghost from your line of sight; there one moment, gone the next. Shortfin makos are prized for their fins and for their meat, and they are extremely vulnerable to long-line and gill net fisheries that target fish like tuna in the pelagic zone. Makos are often caught on lines or trapped in nets as bycatch. They are also endangered, with populations decreasing worldwide. If fishing practices remain unregulated, we could lose these animals to the claw of the fish hook and the angler's line forever. 🦈⚡ In August, world governments will consider listing a record number of seriously at-risk shark species, including makos, on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ( @CITES ). SeaLegacy and @bluespherefoundation are supporting an unprecedented push with key countries to gain the two-thirds majority needed for their inclusion. Join #TheTide and stay tuned for how you can continue #TurningTheTide for sharks. 🌊🦈 @vulcaninc @bluespherefoundation

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Mike Zupan

It’s with a massive amount of hope that regulations are put in place however how would the enforcement be set up over vast amount of ocean and an equally vast black market.

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Jonas

thank you for your effort. the mako looks just amazing. hope there will still be some in the ocea when i have the possibility to go on a ttip to the right area

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Jana Bencova

👌👏😍

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WeSea

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Jaeyong Lee

I know that is shark. but man it looks like tuna for some reason

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Santiago Hinojosa Morales

Cómo le tomaste foto

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Love Australia

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ricardojavier

Este es el tiburón más velos qué existe el mako se alimenta entre otras cosas de atún

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أن

👌💕📸👏

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Lara Vainer

Деловая!👌👍

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