Tiger sharks help to maintain marine ecosystems by removing sick and diseased fish and helping to keep the marine ecosystem in balance. In my book, Emperors of the Deep: Sharks- the most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians, the reader learns about how tigers work to protect seagrass beds from preventing overgrazing by sea … Continue reading Tiger Sharks- Meeting Up with Backyard Birds
A group of researchers from the University of British Columbia published a paper studying the economic benefits of the shark fin trade versus the emerging shark tourism industry. They found the global shark fisheries earn around $630 million annually although this number is in decline. Shark tourism, on the other hand, earns $314 million annually and is growing rapidly, raking in a potential $780 … Continue reading Shark Ecotourism- Where to Dive with Them
Tiger sharks are found all over the worldin temperate waters and are classified as near threatened due to overfishing.They are known to eat almost anything from tires to license plates and now, new research shows that babytiger sharks have a bizarre item on their menu: common backyard birds. In aresearch project in the Gulf of Mexico, … Continue reading Tiger Sharks- Maintain the Marine Ecosystem
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