SHARKS OF THE RED SEA
The Red Sea is renowned for its high shark diversity, with a total of 49 shark species found in the area encompassing the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Red Sea Project aims to protect shark diversity throughout the Red Sea and to reveal the truth about their so often falsely accused bad reputation. The Red Sea Shark Projects aims to raise awareness and respect for these majestic predators, and give insight into their Biology, Ecology and Conservation.
Sharks have adapted to inhabit a wide variety of habitats, including even the most extreme environments of our oceans. They therefore exhibit very different biological, ecological and behavioural adaptations to survive in a multitude of environments.
Mislabelling of shark products
Mislabelling of shark products is a huge issue as it exposes consumers to health risks, allows for endangered species to enter the market and damages marine ecosystems. Mislabelling means that consumers are unaware of products containing certain ingredients such as shark meat as these do not appear on the label. This also does not allow consumers to make sustainable choices and discourages informed decisions. Additionally, the use of hypernyms is often a problem as it disguises actual ingredients. Mislabelling of shark products is one of the factors driving the rapid decline of shark populations. Sharks are crucial to the health of our oceans; they maintain the balance of ecosystems and keep populations healthy by removing injured, ill and weak individuals and overabundant species. Shark populations are declining at alarming speeds, we have already lost more than 90% of the world's sharks. We need to protect and save sharks from extinction to save the future of our oceans.