Defend Great White Sharks from Extinction

Target: National Marine Fisheries Service

Goal: Add west coast great white sharks to the Endangered Species list

While the great white shark remains abundant in other regions of the world, this magnificent ocean creature is vastly underrepresented off the west coast of America. As an apex predator, the great white shark has a natural duty to control many other populations of animals from overpowering the ocean. For this reason, it is imperative that the great white shark be added to both California’s and the national Endangered Species lists.

The great white shark looms as one of the most feared and loved mysteries of the ocean. Once plentiful in waters all across the world, massive killings, sparked by terror after the 1975 release of the Stephen Spielberg movie Jaws, resulted in the widespread slaughter and drastic species reduction. By the mid-1980s, extinction seemed imminent for the great white shark, and conservationists and scientists throughout the world began doing their part to study and protect the great white shark. They have discovered that the populations located in different areas have distinct differences from one another, making it imperative to defend as many variations of this animal as possible.

Currently, the most thriving populations of great white sharks roam the waters near Australia and South Africa. Sightings along the east coast of the United States are increasing due to conservation efforts and government protection. With the addition of the west coast population to both the Endangered Species list of California and the national list, the great white shark population in the Pacific Ocean may once again be restored to its natural height. Sign the petition to ensure this essential predator doesn’t disappear.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear National Marine Fisheries Service,

As you are well aware, great white sharks are some of the most endangered creatures on Earth. These important predators are essential to preserving the balance of the oceans’ ecosystems, and that is why we must do our part to protect them. I insist that you to add the west coast population of great white sharks to the California Endangered Species list, as well as to the national list.

Scientists have concluded that great white sharks have different characteristics based on what area of the world they are found in. While there is currently protection for great whites on the east coast, these unique sharks on the west coast remain in danger of being lost. Every shark counts for conservation research and preservation of the species, so I urge you to consider protecting the great white shark.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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9 Comments

  1. Leave them alone, give them their rightful space, and they will leave us alone.

  2. Daniele Halle says:

    Do we have to destroy everything we touch

  3. The white shrak is normally called white killer, I wonder how many killers walk around his world without been in disturb

  4. Despite their bad reputation from motion pictures, they do play a critical role in the oceanic ecosystem as chief predator. They also prey on other sharks and rays. Their decline has led to an increase of cownose rays, which have virtually destroyed the scallop fisheries off the coast of North Carolina.

  5. These magnificent creatures need us to help them. Please be sure to share this petition with your friends!

  6. So called people just cannot allow our fellow beings to live in harmony with us. How sad this is.

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