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A curious nurse shark checks out my housing in the Florida Keys.
A little something I'd like to address: Sharks are the apex predators in their ecosystem/food chain, and to maintain health, must constantly scavenge and hunt for food. Due to anthropogenic (human) influences, such as overfishing and pollution, sharks and other apex predators are being forced to travel further distances than ever before to get the food they need to survive. As summer comes into full swing, more and more people flood the beaches of our coasts to beat the heat and enjoy the weather. Consequently, the number of shark attacks increase as well. The thing to remember and realize is that this issue is not going to be solved by eliminating sharks or trying to relocate them from popular beaches. The solution comes from the education of the masses and proactive legislation to bring the waters off Florida's coasts back to their original biological richness and provide sharks with a sustained and pristine habitat to hunt. Sharks are not our problem, but we are their's #saltyroots #sharkweek #splwaterhousing #nikon #nurseshark #d5200 #natureisneat #leavenotrace #earthday #oceanday #everyday