Yes. Shark populations have dropped 90%, and many face extinction within our lifetimes. While most people are aware of the plight of the charismatic ocean creatures, like dolphins, turtles and whales, few know are aware of the decimation for sharks.
The oceans are so vast that for centuries we believed them to be inexhaustible. Today, we know that 7 billion people are having a massive impact on the oceans, and many species are on the brink of extinction. What happens in the oceans is so far removed from our daily activities, that we don’t see the impact, the waste, or the cruelty. A large majority of people are either not aware of the importance of oceans to life on earth, or don’t care because it doesn’t seem to affect them directly.To some it is simply to too much of an inconvenience to change their habits. But many people do learn, and they do care- they simply feel paralyzed by the magnitude of the problem and the many issues we are facing. To those we say “Don’t be overwhelmed and take one step at a time”.