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For me and my JAWSOME #shark ohana and ever growing team every week is #sharkweek In an effort to offset the fear that gets hyped up this week with the heavily sensationalized shows we're asking people to repost this anti fear shark conservation campaign photo vid clips or just post your favorite shark related photo with a positive message about sharks. Everyday sharks swim past people with no incident but they don't get much press about that so we're taking a proactive approach and working hard to offset the sensationalism with actual facts. Enjoy! And Mahalo #ThankYou for reposting and encouraging others to #givesharksachance #dontbuyintothefear #apexpredatornotmonster #savesharks #helpsavesharks #educationalentertainment #thisisreality Special mahalo again to #seastersforconservation affiliate organization @keiko_conservation for putting these together with @juansharks photos πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #StrongerTogether

Probably one of my favorite shots from our trip to Guadalupe. Epic photo bomb from and overly excited shark. It's crazy to see the power these massive creatures have to get themselves out of the water. He was probably wondering why we were not in the water πŸ˜‰. Photo by the "Juan" and only @juansharks diving with @oceanicramsey @andreaferriera @silenthunterpty @paola_vic @gadormunta @from_all_atmospheres @forrest.in.focus #apexpredatornotmonster #guadalupe #whiteshark #greatwhite #itstheirocean

Photo/Text @juansharks Although I had the rare opportunity to photograph a white shark in Hawaiian waters back in 2004, seeing them in Hawaii is incredibly rare which means I have to travel thousands of miles to a tiny uninhabited island off the coast of Mexico just to see them. I migrate to Guadalupe Island to see these rare animals annually, and after 12 years the sharks start to feel like old friends or family that I’m going to visit. The shark pictured above is named Scarboard and is one of my favorites. Scarboard is a massive female, and although she isn't as agile as some of the younger sun-adults and juveniles she still dominated the water column on my last trip to Guadalupe. A lot of the work I do as a conservation photographer is showing another side to these animals, a less aggressive, even peaceful, and often beautiful side which is how white sharks are 95% of the time. #RespectApexPredators #JuanSharks #OneOcean #StopCulling #ApexPredatorNotMonsterΒ #SharkWeek @Discovery #Sunday

🦈 PRβ™‘TECT 🦈 #BewareOfHumans aka #shitbags ....
A recent report published in the journal Marine Policy revealed that an estimated 100 million sharks are killed by humans every year. The paper added that the number of sharks killed could actually be anywhere between 63 million and 273 million 😣
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In stark contrast, only 12 humans were killed worldwide by sharks in 2011, according to National Geographic.
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While the human population is skyrocketing, many shark species are on the decline. Threatened by overfishing and loss of habitat, sharks’ complex life history makes it difficult for them to rebound quickly. As major predators, their numbers are inherently low compared with other smaller marine species, and their slow sexual maturation process, year-long pregnancies and long lifespans compound the obstacles to rebuilding populations.
🦈 Spread awareness and lets CHOMP the shark stigma forever β˜„πŸ’™β˜„πŸ’™β˜„πŸ’™β˜„πŸ’™β˜„πŸ’™β˜„
#givesharksachance #dontbuyintothefear #apexpredatornotmonster #savesharks #helpsavesharks #nosharkcullnsw #nosharkcullqld @natgeo @sharkweek @keikoconservation @oneoceanglobal @teamfinfree @teamsharkwater

Here's some more of the #RealSharkWeek. Today's topic is on a current story with shark governanceβ€”a larger reality that a special featuring an athlete racing a #GreatWhiteShark won't reveal.
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Several White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) have washed ashore in South Australia over the past few months, with no visible trauma to indicate that they were harmed by anthropogenic activity.
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Probable commercial overfishing of White sharks' mid-range prey is a likely leading cause of their increased proximity to Australian coast lines. Fishermen are reporting seeing more White sharks, which is why the Australian government is considering lifting their status as Endangered animals and allowing them to be legally fished and officially culled from Australian waters to prevent the rare instance of a bite. β€’
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While #CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) restricts capture for international trade of these #sharks, governments can regulate their local populations as they choose. Drum linesβ€”the equipment used for official #cullsβ€”are currently in place along the Eastern Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland. Though the measure is not formally announced as a "cull," the government's stated objective is to reduce the number of sharks in the water.
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This news story supports the heartbreaking possibility, as I see it from this baseline evidence, that White sharks in Australia may be facing #extinction sooner than currently anticipated from estimated population counts. Before a species / population goes extinct, it rapidly reproduces in a final attempt to preserve itself. How do we know that isn't what's happening in #Australia?
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I wish I could be there to assist with the necropsies of these animals, if any are performed. The results tend to reveal a larger truth. It wouldn't surprise me if these deaths weren't from direct human contact.
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πŸ“Έ ABC Online, Photo by Alison Williams
#HelpSaveSharks #SharkConservation #ItsTheirOcean #ApexPredatorNotMonster #SaveSharks #MarineConservation STOP #SharkFishing #CatchAndRelease the post-release mortality rate is too high! NO #SharkCulling @oneoceandiving @oneoceanglobal @oceanramsey

A morning dive with Tiger sharks!! Here you can see the two sharks that look like they sew holding fins 🦈😎 @silenthunterpty #sharkconservation #ApexPredatorNotMonster #panamavideographer #savesharks #sharkbehavior @reefhunter @seaforeverphotography @silenthunterpty

It's #sharkweek!! Not that I need an excuse to relive this dive with 30+ huge Blacktips in Borneo... 😍🦈🦈🦈 #apexpredatornotmonster

Love this photo by @juansharks with info graphic edit by our collab #SeastersForConservation @keikoconservation Help raise awareness that sharks are vital for a healthy #ocean and planet and they are being wiped out. Don't bite into the fear. #GiveSharksAChance #apexpredatornotmonster #questionyourperception the media slanders sharks reputation to capitalize off selling fear but that misconstrued portrayal has left people blind to the truth that we actually need them and now they need our protection and your voice. Trying to get as many people to join me in speaking up for sharks and the ocean environment, please repost during the medias #sharkweek & #helpsavesharks and #savetheocean πŸ’™ #mahalo #thankyou #loveocean

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#Repost @oneoceandiving - Don't fear sharks, fear for them. Oceans need sharks 🦈🦈
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#Repost from cofounder @oceanramsey: "For me and my JAWSOME #shark ohana and ever growing team every week is #sharkweekΒ Β In an effort to offset the fear that gets hyped up this week with the heavily sensationalized shows we're asking people to repost this anti fear shark conservation campaign photo vid clips or just post your favorite shark related photo with a positive message about sharks. Everyday sharks swim past people with no incident but they don't get much press about that so we're taking a proactive approach and working hard to offset the sensationalism with actual facts. Enjoy! And Mahalo #ThankYou for reposting and encouraging others to #givesharksachanceΒ Β #dontbuyintothefear #apexpredatornotmonster #savesharksΒ Β #helpsavesharks #educationalentertainmentΒ Β #thisisrealityΒ Β Special mahalo again to #seastersforconservation affiliate organization @keiko_conservation for putting these together with @juansharks photos πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #StrongerTogether"
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#sharkweek #letstalkshark #savetheocean #lovesharks #respectoverfear #marineecosystems #marinebiologist #sharkconservation #finsareforsharks #respectthefin #finfree #sharkdayeveryday #conservation #livefinfree #respectthefin #sharklover #savetheocean #marinebiologist

Since it's #sharkweek here's a 8-9ft #whiteshark from a couple weeks back in Soquel Cove, CA. Sharks are very misunderstood and not the serial killers Hollywood makes them out to be. Encourage others to #givesharksachanceΒ Β #dontbuyintothefear #apexpredatornotmonster #savesharksΒ Β #helpsavesharks

The Nictitating Membrane is a unique defense measure that certain species of shark use to protect their eyes in certain situations. This membrane is located under the shark's eye lid and slides up to cover and protect the eye when the shark is attacking its prey (Meyer 2013), or to prevent potential harm to the eye when in close proximity to an unfamilair object or situation. In this photo you can see the membrane of a tiger shark taken by @juansharks as he gently redirects the shark. Sharks rely heavily on visual cues to survive in the ocean, and vision is one of their primary sensory systems. This is why this membrane is such an important feature to the biology of some species of sharks. However, some species such as the Great Whites do not have a Nictitating Membrane. Instead of activating a protective layer of tissue, the Great White is able to roll its eyes back. This tactic exposes a hardened sheath that surrounds and protects the eye (Keartes 2016). Both these defense measures are crucial to keeping the sharks eyesight intact while exposed to potential harm.
Post by: @jackhoulahan
Photo by: @juansharks
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#ApexPredatorNotMonster #NictitatingMembrane #SharkBiology #DiscoverSharks

Here's some more of the #RealSharkWeek. Today's topic is on a current story with shark governanceβ€”a larger reality that a special featuring an athlete racing a #GreatWhiteShark won't reveal.
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Several White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) have washed ashore in South Australia over the past few months, with no visible trauma to indicate that they were harmed by anthropogenic activity.
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Probable commercial overfishing of White sharks' mid-range prey is a likely leading cause of their increased proximity to Australian coast lines. Fishermen are reporting seeing more White sharks, which is why the Australian government is considering lifting their status as Endangered animals and allowing them to be legally fished and officially culled from Australian waters to prevent the rare instance of a bite. β€’
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While #CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) restricts capture for international trade of these #sharks, governments can regulate their local populations as they choose. Drum linesβ€”the equipment used for official #cullsβ€”are currently in place along the Eastern Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland. Though the measure is not formally announced as a "cull," the government's stated objective is to reduce the number of sharks in the water.
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This news story supports the heartbreaking possibility, as I see it from this baseline evidence, that White sharks in Australia may be facing #extinction sooner than currently anticipated from estimated population counts. Before a species / population goes extinct, it rapidly reproduces in a final attempt to preserve itself. How do we know that isn't what's happening in #Australia?
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I wish I could be there to assist with the necropsies of these animals, if any are performed. The results tend to reveal a larger truth. It wouldn't surprise me if these deaths weren't from direct human contact.
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πŸ“Έ ABC Online, Photo by Alison Williams
#HelpSaveSharks #SharkConservation #ItsTheirOcean #ApexPredatorNotMonster #SaveSharks #MarineConservation STOP #SharkFishing #CatchAndRelease the post-release mortality rate is too high! NO #SharkCulling @oneoceandiving @oneoceanglobal @oceanramsey

Happy Shark Week! πŸ¦ˆπŸ’™
However don't forget that while you are watching a one hour long shark week show...
11,000 SHARKS ARE KILLED FOR THEIR FINS.
Sharks have so much more to fear from us than we have to fear from them. Stop the stigma and stand up for these beautiful creatures. You should be scared of what our oceans would look like without them in it. πŸ“Έof the lovely Ms. Aloha from a trip with @oneoceandiving
#apexpredatornotmonster #oneoceandiving #oneoceanresearch #saveoursharks #stopsharkfinning #stopthecull #saveourseas #sharkweek #sharklove #freedivergirl #oceanlover #galapagosshark #livepono #earthmedicine #respecttheaina

It's #sharkweek!! Not that I need an excuse to relive this dive with 30+ huge Blacktips in Borneo... 😍🦈🦈🦈 #apexpredatornotmonster

Huge mahalo, thank you, and merci to the amazing crew at @evenkeeltattoo for making me feel like part of a new awesome family πŸ’šπŸ˜˜ you guys rock and helped open more doors for us, we cannot thank you enough πŸ’š beautiful souls and great energy this weekend! Thanks to all that came out and supported and to my wonderful volunteers and educators, thanks so much😍🦈 let's keep saving sharks together and cannot wait for more sharkiness! πŸ™ˆπŸ¦ˆπŸ¦ˆ PC: Stephanie from @sharkallies #SaveSharks #ApexPredatorNotMonster #sharkweekend #tattoos #event #fundraiser #education #conservation #awareness #research

People all over the world want to take a bite out of Shark Week . Here’s a project we did where over 20,000 people uploaded their images to be part of a global picture saying no to shark fin soup! #sharkweek @discoverychannel

Happy #sharkweek !!! Let's remember sharks are NOT dangerous! They are not how the media portrays them to be! Please help our sharks because without them we won't have a healthy ocean! #Repost @juansharks (@get_repost)
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@oceanramsey or #Khaleesi #motherofsharks πŸ˜‰ 🌊🦈peering over the other side of this massive tiger shark. Sharks around the world are constantly being killed out of fear or just for their fins to be put into a bowl of soup. Help stop the cruel and wasteful killing and #savetheocean and #helpsavesharks by reposting and helping raise awareness that #SharksareImportant We can
#coexist #cagethefear #ApexPredatorNotMonster #photographyforacause #teamcanon #aquatechteam @canonusa @aquatech_imagingsolutions Join #OceanRamsey and team @oneoceandiving @oneoceanresearch @oneoceanconservation @oneoceaneducation @oneoceandesigns @oneoceaninspired @waterinspired @oneoceanglobal #oneocean #OneOceanShark @cressi1946

#Repost @oceanramsey with @repostapp
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For me and my JAWSOME #shark ohana and ever growing team every week is #sharkweek In an effort to offset the fear that gets hyped up this week with the heavily sensationalized shows we're asking people to repost this anti fear shark conservation campaign photo vid clips or just post your favorite shark related photo with a positive message about sharks. Everyday sharks swim past people with no incident but they don't get much press about that so we're taking a proactive approach and working hard to offset the sensationalism with actual facts. Enjoy! And Mahalo #ThankYou for reposting and encouraging others to #givesharksachance #dontbuyintothefear #apexpredatornotmonster #savesharks #helpsavesharks #educationalentertainment #thisisreality Special mahalo again to #seastersforconservation affiliate organization @keiko_conservation for putting these together with @juansharks photos πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #StrongerTogether

🦈 PRβ™‘TECT 🦈 #BewareOfHumans aka #shitbags ....
A recent report published in the journal Marine Policy revealed that an estimated 100 million sharks are killed by humans every year. The paper added that the number of sharks killed could actually be anywhere between 63 million and 273 million 😣
🦈
In stark contrast, only 12 humans were killed worldwide by sharks in 2011, according to National Geographic.
🦈
While the human population is skyrocketing, many shark species are on the decline. Threatened by overfishing and loss of habitat, sharks’ complex life history makes it difficult for them to rebound quickly. As major predators, their numbers are inherently low compared with other smaller marine species, and their slow sexual maturation process, year-long pregnancies and long lifespans compound the obstacles to rebuilding populations.
🦈 Spread awareness and lets CHOMP the shark stigma forever β˜„πŸ’™β˜„πŸ’™β˜„πŸ’™β˜„πŸ’™β˜„πŸ’™β˜„
#givesharksachance #dontbuyintothefear #apexpredatornotmonster #savesharks #helpsavesharks #nosharkcullnsw #nosharkcullqld @natgeo @sharkweek @keikoconservation @oneoceanglobal @teamfinfree @teamsharkwater

#Repost @juansharks (@get_repost)
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@oceanramsey or #Khaleesi #motherofsharks πŸ˜‰ 🌊🦈peering over the other side of this massive tiger shark. Sharks around the world are constantly being killed out of fear or just for their fins to be put into a bowl of soup. Help stop the cruel and wasteful killing and #savetheocean and #helpsavesharks by reposting and helping raise awareness that #SharksareImportant We can
#coexist #cagethefear #ApexPredatorNotMonster #photographyforacause #teamcanon #aquatechteam @canonusa @aquatech_imagingsolutions Join #OceanRamsey and team @oneoceandiving @oneoceanresearch @oneoceanconservation @oneoceaneducation @oneoceandesigns @oneoceaninspired @waterinspired @oneoceanglobal #oneocean #OneOceanShark @cressi1946

Got to hang out in the ocean with some honu's this morning :) and got a wee job helping to tag and release scalloped hammerheads on the east coast of O'ahu..can't wait to be back in the water with those beautiful animals! #apexpredatornotmonster #itstheirocean #helpsavesharks #honu #hawaii #northshorehawaii

Strong message! Have respect for what was there first! Sharks belong in the ocean and we are just visitors πŸ’™πŸ¦ˆ #Repost @oceanramsey (@get_repost)
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For me and my JAWSOME #shark ohana and ever growing team every week is #sharkweek In an effort to offset the fear that gets hyped up this week with the heavily sensationalized shows we're asking people to repost this anti fear shark conservation campaign photo vid clips or just post your favorite shark related photo with a positive message about sharks. Everyday sharks swim past people with no incident but they don't get much press about that so we're taking a proactive approach and working hard to offset the sensationalism with actual facts. Enjoy! And Mahalo #ThankYou for reposting and encouraging others to #givesharksachance #dontbuyintothefear #apexpredatornotmonster #savesharks #helpsavesharks #educationalentertainment #thisisreality Special mahalo again to #seastersforconservation affiliate organization @keiko_conservation for putting these together with @juansharks photos πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #StrongerTogether

#Repost @oceanramsey (@get_repost)
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For me and my JAWSOME #shark ohana and ever growing team every week is #sharkweek In an effort to offset the fear that gets hyped up this week with the heavily sensationalized shows we're asking people to repost this anti fear shark conservation campaign photo vid clips or just post your favorite shark related photo with a positive message about sharks. Everyday sharks swim past people with no incident but they don't get much press about that so we're taking a proactive approach and working hard to offset the sensationalism with actual facts. Enjoy! And Mahalo #ThankYou for reposting and encouraging others to #givesharksachance #dontbuyintothefear #apexpredatornotmonster #savesharks #helpsavesharks #educationalentertainment #thisisreality Special mahalo again to #seastersforconservation affiliate organization @keiko_conservation for putting these together with @juansharks photos πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #StrongerTogether

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