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Sharks Are Becoming the Victim of "Jaws," as Explained by Discovery Channel's Shark Week

By Kasey Smith on Aug 7, 2019

The movie Jaws established sharks as fearsome predators that lurked near beaches and attacked anyone who set foot in an ocean. The 1975 classic movie left a strong impression on the cultural consciousness that bloomed into a long-lasting fascination with sharks as swimming with sharks is now a popular tropical vacation activity and shark teeth and fins are now high in demand.

A recent Forbes article highlighted Discovery Channel’s 30th annual Shark Week event, which aims to educate as well as entertain viewers with shark-oriented programming. During this year’s television event, there are was a clear message to raise awareness to sharks’ dwindling numbers, due to them being hunted for trophies, for their meat, or utilized to help increase tourism. If the apex predator is hunted to extinction, the rest of their ecosystem will collapse, putting countless other species of creatures in jeopardy.

In an effort to raise awareness on this ongoing phenomenon, IGI Global publishes resources on the latest research covering conservation, sustainability, marine biology, and related topics. View the related resources below, which are featured in IGI Global’s InfoSci®-Books Database:


"Developing a Common Global Framework for Marine Data Management"
Prof. Helen M. Glaves (British Geological Survey, UK)
Copyright: © 2019 | Pages: 21

"International Framework of Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries"
Prof. Mohammad Zaki Ahmad (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright: © 2019 | Pages: 28

"Toward a Sustainable Fishery Management Policy"
Prof. Steven P. Coy (University of Houston-Downtown, USA), Prof. Margaret F. Shipley (University of Houston-Downtown, USA), et al.
Copyright: © 2017 | Pages: 22

"Dive with the Sharks: A Content Analysis of the Medical Tourism Supply Chain
Prof. Yudi Fernando (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia) and Prof. Lee Hwee Khei (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright: © 2015 | Pages: 13

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