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See sharks in the wild and support their protection with SEEtheWILD

 

SEE Sharks on these Conservation Tours

Galapagos Wildlife Adventure

Mexico: Swimming with Whale Sharks

Shark Conservation in Belize

Whale Sharks & Turtles of the Yucatan

 

Did You Know? Sharks, skates, and rays are collectively termed Elasmobranchs, which are a subclass of Chondrichthyes, or the cartilaginous fishes.The largest shark is the Whale shark which can reach up to 40 feet in length.Manta rays are currently hunted in Mexico, Indonesia, and the Philippines for meat. They have been so heavily hunted in Mexico that their populations have crashed there.50 shark species are listed as vulnerable,endangered, or critically endangered by the IUCN, but only the Great White, Whale, and Basking sharks are protected internationally by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).They have a skeleton made entirely of cartilage rather than bone as in other fish. In general, this group is slow growing, late maturing, and produce few young compared to other fish. 

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