Shark Week Can’t Happen Without Sharks : Popular Culture and Sharks

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab

Many countries legally prohibit the shark fin trade; it is still an ongoing problem to protect the lives of one of the ocean’s top apex-predator. Due to the high demand, sharks are depleting at a rapid rate, and it is affecting the oceanic ecosystems. In order to help sharks, policymakers need to become more aware that sharks are an essential species in the marine ecosystem. This poster seeks to inform about shark fin trade and the effects that it will have on the marine ecosystem in the future.