Most humans don’t realize that the threat we pose to sharks is much larger than any threat they might be to us. Everyday sharks are accidentally caught in fishing lines, slaughtered for their fins, and targeted by governments who want to keep beaches as thriving tourist attractions. Yet, because most people assume sharks are dangerous predators, there is very little attention given to the reality of their plight.
Nearly 100 million sharks disappear from the ocean every year, largely at the hands of humans. In this video, divers Cameron Nimmo and Randy Jordan save a shark that has a fishing hook caught on his mouth. This diving duo has devoted their lives to diving with sharks, and according to the video, out of the 10 to 20 of the sharks they encounter on a dive, nearly 75 percent have hooks somewhere in their bodies. Yikes.
Clearly, fishing hooks have become quite the epidemic for sharks, and Nimmo and Jordan hope to raise awareness to the threats facing sharks with this video. So, have a watch and share with all your shark-loving friends!