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Many species of shark are threatened by over-fishing and bycatch fishing. It is estimated that each year more than 36 million sharks are killed for their fins and that more than a third of open ocean shark species are categorised as threatened, vulnerable or endangered.

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Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) near sea surface. Santa Maria, Azores, September. - Nuno Sa
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Nuno Sa / Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) near sea surface. Santa Maria, Azores, September.
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding in open water, Cornwall, England, UK, June - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding in open water, Cornwall, England, UK, June
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor). Tropical West Atlantic Ocean, off Cat Island, Bahamas. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor). Tropical West Atlantic Ocean, off Cat Island, Bahamas.
Great white shark jaws open at surface {Carcharodon carcharias} South Africa ~(Non-ex). - Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Great white shark jaws open at surface {Carcharodon carcharias} South Africa ~(Non-ex).
Blue Shark (Prionace glauca), Southern California, USA. - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Blue Shark (Prionace glauca), Southern California, USA.
Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) accompanied by Pilot Fish (Naucrates ductor) and Remora. The biggest fish in the world has only started to visit the Azores in the past three years due to water temperatu... - Nuno Sa
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Nuno Sa / Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) accompanied by Pilot Fish (Naucrates ductor) and Remora. The biggest fish in the world has only started to visit the Azores in the past three years due to water temperatu...
Grey reef shark close up {Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos} Grand Bahamas, Caribbean - Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Grey reef shark close up {Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos} Grand Bahamas, Caribbean
Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) viewed from below. West End, Grand Bahamas, Caribbean. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) viewed from below. West End, Grand Bahamas, Caribbean.
Mouth close-up of Horn shark {Heterodontus francisci} California USA - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Mouth close-up of Horn shark {Heterodontus francisci} California USA
Sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus). Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus). Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean
Close up of Ratfish / Ghost shark (Chimaera monstrosa) Trondheimsfjorden, Norway, February 2009 Wild Wonders kids book. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Close up of Ratfish / Ghost shark (Chimaera monstrosa) Trondheimsfjorden, Norway, February 2009 Wild Wonders kids book.
Galapagos shark {Carcharhinus galapagensis} off Midway Island, Pacific Ocean - Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Galapagos shark {Carcharhinus galapagensis} off Midway Island, Pacific Ocean
Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), several miles off the Kona Coast of Hawaii. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), several miles off the Kona Coast of Hawaii.
Whitetip reef sharks {Triaenodon obesus} follow scent trail in water, Cocos Is Costa Rica - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Whitetip reef sharks {Triaenodon obesus} follow scent trail in water, Cocos Is Costa Rica
Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks (Sphyrna lewini) schooling, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean. - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks (Sphyrna lewini) schooling, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean.
RF- Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) silhouette of shark feeding on floating fish eggs (not visible) just below the surface in calm weather. Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Caribbe... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF- Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) silhouette of shark feeding on floating fish eggs (not visible) just below the surface in calm weather. Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Caribbe...
Whale shark {Rhincodon typus} Sulu-sulawesi seas, Indo-pacific - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Whale shark {Rhincodon typus} Sulu-sulawesi seas, Indo-pacific
Whale shark and person swimming in silhouette {Rhinicodon typus} Indo Pacific - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Whale shark and person swimming in silhouette {Rhinicodon typus} Indo Pacific
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in the surface waters around the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The largest Basking sha... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in the surface waters around the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The largest Basking sha...
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) with mouth wide open feeding on plankton concentrated in surface waters close to the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June 2011. 2020VISION Exhibition.... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) with mouth wide open feeding on plankton concentrated in surface waters close to the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June 2011. 2020VISION Exhibition....
A split level digital composite showing a Basking shark (Ceterhinus maximus) feeding on plankton around St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, UK. June - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A split level digital composite showing a Basking shark (Ceterhinus maximus) feeding on plankton around St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, UK. June
Mouth of the worlds largest fish, the Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), Donsol, Philippines. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Mouth of the worlds largest fish, the Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), Donsol, Philippines.
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) leaping out of the water. False Bay, South Africa, July 2010 - Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) leaping out of the water. False Bay, South Africa, July 2010
Male Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with sunrays, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Pacific Ocean. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Male Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with sunrays, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Pacific Ocean.
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) underwater, Guadalupe Island, Mexico (North Pacific) - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) underwater, Guadalupe Island, Mexico (North Pacific)
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), portrait. Guadalupe Island, Mexico. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), portrait. Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) underwater, Guadalupe Island, Mexico (North Pacific) - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) underwater, Guadalupe Island, Mexico (North Pacific)
Great white shark swimming downwards {Carcharodon carcharias} Guadalupe Island, Baja NOT FOR SALE IN US - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Great white shark swimming downwards {Carcharodon carcharias} Guadalupe Island, Baja NOT FOR SALE IN US
Male Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) showing scars from hunting, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Pacific Ocean. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Male Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) showing scars from hunting, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Pacific Ocean.
Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris) eating fish. Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean, July. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris) eating fish. Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean, July.
Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) at the surface, split level. Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas. West Atlantic Ocean. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) at the surface, split level. Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas. West Atlantic Ocean.
Long exposure image of Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) chasing bait, Bahamas. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Long exposure image of Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) chasing bait, Bahamas.
Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) group swimming in shallow turquoise sea, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) group swimming in shallow turquoise sea, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Great blue shark {Prionace glauca} California Channel Islands, East Pacific Ocean ~(Non-ex). - Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Great blue shark {Prionace glauca} California Channel Islands, East Pacific Ocean ~(Non-ex).
A lone Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) cruises over sand ripples. Walkers Cay, Northern Bahama Islands, Republic of Bahamas. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A lone Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) cruises over sand ripples. Walkers Cay, Northern Bahama Islands, Republic of Bahamas.
Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) swimming in shallow crystal clear water, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) swimming in shallow crystal clear water, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) fins at frenzied surface, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) fins at frenzied surface, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) in shallow water gathering very close to shore, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) in shallow water gathering very close to shore, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Blacktip reefs sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) dorsal fins visible at sea surface at dusk, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Blacktip reefs sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) dorsal fins visible at sea surface at dusk, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Great White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) surfacing with head and dorsal fin visible, Dyer Island, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean. - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Great White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) surfacing with head and dorsal fin visible, Dyer Island, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean.
Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) surfacing, Hawaii. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) surfacing, Hawaii.
Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) bursts through the middle of a school of Yellowtail snappers (Ocyurus chrysurus). Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Tropical West Atlantic Ocean. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) bursts through the middle of a school of Yellowtail snappers (Ocyurus chrysurus). Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Tropical West Atlantic Ocean.
Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi) portrait in blue water above a coral reef. Grand Bahama, Bahamas. March - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi) portrait in blue water above a coral reef. Grand Bahama, Bahamas. March
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with dorsal fin showing above water. False Bay, South Africa, July 2010 - Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with dorsal fin showing above water. False Bay, South Africa, July 2010
Dorsal fins of three Whitetip Reef sharks (Triaenodon obesus) resting on the reef, Revillagigedos Islands, Mexico. East Pacific Ocean. February - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Dorsal fins of three Whitetip Reef sharks (Triaenodon obesus) resting on the reef, Revillagigedos Islands, Mexico. East Pacific Ocean. February
Juvenile Blacktip shark close up {Carcharhinus limbatus} caught on longline hook, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Juvenile Blacktip shark close up {Carcharhinus limbatus} caught on longline hook, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean
Divers remove long-line fishing hook from Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Bahamas, Caribbean Sea. Model released. - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Divers remove long-line fishing hook from Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Bahamas, Caribbean Sea. Model released.
A Scalloped Hammerhead Shark caught in the net of an open ocean drift net. - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / A Scalloped Hammerhead Shark caught in the net of an open ocean drift net.
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