July 29, 2022
When sharks are present in an ecosystem it is a positive sign of ocean health and abundance. As apex predators with diverse prey, sharks help prevent one species from monopolizing in a region, which then allows the overall diversity within an ecosystem to increase. Studies of marine areas with and without apex predators show that apex predators provide greater biodiversity, while areas without apex predators experience an absence of species.
From regulating Earth’s temperatures to providing at least half of our oxygen, the health of our oceans affects us all. This is why the presence of sharks in an area should not be feared, it should be celebrated.
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