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Jan092014

Great Danger for the Great White Shark

Great Danger for the Great White Shark infographic

Most people know of Great White Sharks as a dominant predator, but this powerful shark is actually nearing extinction. The Great Danger for the Great White Shark infographic from Shark Watch SA breaks down the statistics for the few remaining sharks. 

The general perception is that the great white shark population is between 3000-5000. Marine biologists conducted a five year study in Gansbaai (a small town in South Africa with the greatest population of great white sharks in the world) that revealed the population to be approximately 50% of the original estimate. This means great white sharks could be closer to extinction than black rhinos…

The data could of been visualized a little better. The infographic uses a little too much text insead of visuals to portray their data. But overall, an eye-catching graphic.

Thanks to Marine Dynamics for sending in the link!

 

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Reader Comments (3)

Australia is no longer protecting the Great White Shark!!

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/08/shark-cull-sparks-fears-more-attacks
January 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany
This infographic is very cool, we all must save sharks and should also be aware of it.
January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPawan
This infographic is very cool, we all must save sharks and should also be aware of it.
January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPawan

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