Shocking fall of Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea
The American Lenfest Ocean Program has published a research on the sharks in the Mediterranean Sea. The conclusion is a fall of 97 percent of the total number of sharks.
Also the weight of the sharks has decreased. According to the researchers five important shark species are facing extinction. Many sharks end up as by-catch in fishing nets. Others sharks are caught on purpose for consumption.
The decline in the number of sharks may cause a big disruption in the ecological system in the waters between Europe and Africa. Where the problems will occur precisely is hard to predict.
The Mediterranean sea is home to around 47 types of sharks. The amount of sharks that may be caught is still unlimited.