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A Hammered Shark drowned in driftnet followed by sukerfish, the classical photo that tells you much more than thousand words..

Scientists have revealed that nine new species of sharks are to be added to the official list of animals at global risk of extinction. In particular the hammerhead shark had seen its population reduced by 99%(!!!) in the last few years, due to overfishing. Sharks' fins are highly prized as a delicacy in Chinese cooking, and prices can reach as much as £150 per kg. An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, with many fishermen simply slicing off their fins before throwing them back into the water where they usually drown or bleed to death.

As usual I just could post a gallery with some good pictures found on the web to show to the all of us what incredible animals we are seriously risking to lose for ever:


Photo Charles Hood/oceanimage.com


Photo Brian J. Skerry





When they swim in shoals, Hammerhead Sharks are one of the most impressive natural wonders:



Photo Eric H. Cheng

we've started this post with a beautiful image of an horrible thing and we close it in the same way with three (quite disturbing) pictures:

a Hammerhead Shark with seven cubs


a Hammerhead Shark Fin


finned sharks die slowly in the water

Read more info here
and check also this interesting blog post

Comments

8 Response to 'Hammerhead Sharks on the road to extinction'

  1. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/hammerhead-sharks-on-road-to-extinction.html?showComment=1259973173575#c5413333298318088375'> December 5, 2009 at 1:32 AM

    really sad... its too bad people are to ignorant to realize what they are doing.

     

  2. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/hammerhead-sharks-on-road-to-extinction.html?showComment=1268253008071#c2887128620355478111'> March 10, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    STOP THE FUCKING SLUAGHTER TO SHARKS NOW OR I SWEAR I WILL KILL EVERY PERSON HOW HAD KILLED OR FINNED A SHARK. WHAT THEY ARE DOING OS WRONG AND STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

  3. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/hammerhead-sharks-on-road-to-extinction.html?showComment=1277133565480#c5927351424690741231'> June 21, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    You rock!!!!! Thanks to my brother, I have a better understanding of sharks. I use to think they just killed humans for fun and that was a bad thing. Well now I say: if the sharks kill us for fun, who cares? At the most, AT THE MOST, there are 100 shark atacks A YEAR. We kill OVER 20,000,000 A YEAR!!!!! If I had one wish, it would be that
    people would STOP HUNTING SHARKS!! SOS, I say. SAVE OUR SHARKS!!!!!!!!!!

     

  4. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/hammerhead-sharks-on-road-to-extinction.html?showComment=1284339974010#c3469279088621339994'> September 13, 2010 at 3:06 AM

    this makes me want to cry): i can't believe some people could do this for something to eat, when i've heard it doesn't even have a taste. basically they're killing just to kill. it makes me sick.

     

  5. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/hammerhead-sharks-on-road-to-extinction.html?showComment=1291894782116#c2506911900158728059'> December 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    I can not look at those pictures where they had cut of the belly of the mommy shark en took al those cute baby hammerheads out of the belly. It is just not fair! Why do humans always interfere with animals? It is just so sad. It really makes my angry. A human can live without a shark fin in their soop, right??

     

  6. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/hammerhead-sharks-on-road-to-extinction.html?showComment=1295668821152#c5741424183368911709'> January 22, 2011 at 5:00 AM

    We can help. Buy the movie called shark water on amazon and watch it. Tell your friends to buy it.

     

  7. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/hammerhead-sharks-on-road-to-extinction.html?showComment=1295670336419#c7758224631204083915'> January 22, 2011 at 5:25 AM

    Also, you can help by making a donation to Wild Aid. They are a organizaton that gets it. They educate the asian countries about the impact of shark fin soup.

     

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