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Shark attacks are so low, yet media coverage is so high. Every year, approximately six human fatalities are attributed to unprovoked shark attacks and approximately 100 million sharks and rays are killed by humans (University of Florida, 2017). The negative portrayal of sharks in the media leads to fear and lack of support from society for shark conservation efforts, while understanding marine issues and environmental value influence public interest and support (Friedrich, 2014). Though evidence verifies the integral role of sharks and the threat of near extinction for some species, media highlights the risk sharks pose to people instead (Muter et al., 2012). A study collected and analyzed shark coverage in Australian and U.S. news media found that 52% emphasized shark attacks, only 11% covered conservation concerns, and the remaining shared news about sharks in aquariums, biology, entertainment, and fishing, diving and tourism. More than half of the media emphasized the negative effects of sharks (attacks on humans) rather than the positive effects of sharks (balancing their ecosystem) and negative effects on sharks (shark finning). It is unknown whether the media is pursuing the right messengers for the stories, such as scientists, politicians, shark attack victims, and tourist agencies or that the messengers may not be communicating effectively the conservation need for sharks. The media has the power to shape the way society views sharks through wording, choice of messenger, and angle. That’s why it’s important for the media to distribute their information fairly as well as for readers and viewers to take responsibility in doing their own research and help emphasize the need for the protection of sharks.
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Photo by: @juansharks


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Shark anatomy quiz! Do sharks have tongues? 👅

Answer: Kind of!
Sharks(and fish) don’t have a tongue like humans or other mammals that have taste buds and are used to lick or move food around to chew.
Instead they have a thick, inflexible piece of cartilage on the bottom of their mouth called the basihyal(Florida Museum). It doesn’t have any taste buds, which are instead located around the mouth and pharynx(beginning of the throat) with a high concentration just behind the teeth in Great Whites(elasma-research.org). The basihyal is part of the basibranchial structure, which is, of course, cartilaginous and is a bar that runs from the midline of the sharks chest and is there to support the “bones” around the gills(web.ncf.ca). Most sharks have 0 need for the basihyal, but for carpet sharks, bullhead sharks, and cookiecutter sharks, it helps with sucking up prey/flesh into the throat(The Wildlife Museum). 😋
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Photo by: @andycorbe


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Excited to have finished this oil painting. A little backstory on the inspiration for this one: a while ago I saw a brief video about shark conservationist Jillian Morris-Brake and the work she’s doing in Bimini, diving with the great hammerhead shark and educating the public about the importance of sharks. As a lifelong shark lover as well, thanks @biminisharkgirl for your all your efforts to raise awareness for shark conservation. #sharks #sharkconservation #FinBanNow #makewaves #hammerheadshark #protectouroceans #biminibahamas #marinelife #sealife #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #oilpainting


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#Repost @bluespherefoundation with @get_repost
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The demand for fins is one of the greatest threats facing shark populations around the world, and fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the global shark fin trade every year. While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S.
Join our partners at @oceana in telling your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins. Link in our bio. ☝️🦈💙 #FinBanNow #LightOnShadow #RacingExtinction
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#savethesharks #apexspecies #oceanprotection #balance #foodchain #saveouroceans #extictionisforever #olysurfrider


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Whale Shark split in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Join us this July to see these beautiful creatures for yourself! Find out more on this at our web site in my bio. The whale sharks find are the most valued of any shark in the ocean, resulting in the death by the hundreds of these peaceful giants! We must end the war on sharks! @jim_abernethy #sharks #whaleshark #largestfish #split #epicencounters #beautiful #underwaterphotography #epic #naturephotography #splitimage #protectedspecies #finbannow #savesharks #saveplanet #jimabernethysscubaadventures

Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures & Marine Life Art Gallery

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The demand for fins is one of the greatest threats facing #shark populations around the world, and fins from as many as 73 million #sharks end up in the global shark fin trade every year. While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S. Tell your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins by following the link in our bio. #FinBanNow
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📸: Ethan Daniels #shark #sharks #sharkattack #sharkfishing #sharklife #sharktank #savesharks #ocean #sharkdiving #sharknado #sharkweek #sharky #sharkbait #sharkie #sharkbite #sharksquad #sharkteeth #sharktooth #sharksonsand #sharkies #sharkstyle #sharkskin #greatwhiteshark #sharkstrong #sharkscience #sharksuit #sharksighting #sharkshock


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Sharks are known to swim constantly. There are two very important reasons sharks must constantly keep swimming. The first reason is to prevent them from sinking. Sharks don’t have the swim bladder that many fish utilize in order to adjust their buoyancy. Similar to the same principle that a wing uses to lift airplanes, swimming creates lift that will prevent the sharks from sinking. The second reason, most importantly, that sharks are constantly swimming is so that they can breathe. Sharks, such as other marine life, receive their oxygen from the water. But with bony fishes, they use their muscles to pump the water through their gills so oxygen may be extracted while sharks use a ramjet ventilation system which requires constant swimming so water can be forced to the gills (Kitchell 2010).
Post and photo by: @sabrinasabb
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Check out our #Shark and #MarineResearch @OneOceanResearch and our #Education outreach program @OneOceanEducation #LearnAboutSharks and our Non-Profit @WaterInspired conservation group and Founders: @Juansharks and @oceanramsey
Want to join the team? Become a @OneOceanGlobal Ambassador
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Mahalo and Thank you for Supporting
#InternationalSharkProject #HawaiiSharkCount #SharkResearch #Ocean #OneOcean #SaveTheOcean #SaveSharks #HelpSaveSharks #OceanConservation #SharkConservation
#ApexPredatorNotMonster

Thank you for supporting shark and marine conservation.


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The demand for fins is one of the greatest threats facing shark populations around the world, and fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the global shark fin trade every year. While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S.
Join our partners at @oceana in telling your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins. Link in our bio. ☝️🦈💙 #FinBanNow #LightOnShadow #RacingExtinction


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It’s no surprise that the biggest fish in the sea is named after its great size. The Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) normally grows up to 40 feet in length, though a 60-foot Whale Shark was spotted in Taiwan. Every Whale Shark has a unique pattern of white to yellow spots and lines that help scientists identify individual sharks (NOAA). In Madagascar, the Whale Shark is known as Marokintana, or “many stars.” They are divided among two genetic subpopulations: the Atlantic Whale Sharks (about 25% of population) and the Indo-Pacific Whale Sharks (about 75% of population) (IUCN). They are highly migratory and found globally in warm, epipelagic (top layer of the ocean) waters, though they dive up to at least 1,928 meters. Whale Sharks feed on phytoplankton and macroalagae, small crustaceans, tuna and squid, and deep-water fish (University of Florida). Whale Sharks are targeted by fisheries for their fins, meat, and liver oil, as well as caught as bycatch. Their late maturation (17 years old for males and 19-22 years for females), slow growth, and little known fertility rate contribute to the sharks’ decreasing population trend, making them endanger(IUCN).
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Photo by: @juansharks


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White Shark once ruled our oceans in temperate waters maintaining the health and balance of our oceans! Today over 90% of all large sharks have been killed just for their fins...for a bowl of soup! The shark fin trade has ruthlessly slaughtered all sharks for way to long! Our oceans are failing for this as well as many other reasons such as #globalwarming and #onetimeuseplastics just to name a few. We must correct our actions, as this is our only home, Earth! What we do in the next 10 years will determine the next 10,000! Let's eliminate the United States involvement in the shark fin trade by supporting Oceana's US Shark Fin Trade act! Let's take the US off the list as the 7th worst shark killing nation! @jim_abernethy #lovesharks #finbannow #oceanasharkfintradeban #jimabernethysscubaadventures


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The Great Hammerhead is the largest of all of the hammerhead species growing to 21 ft, the same length as the Great White Shark! Despite their immense size and strength, while you are in the water with them, I have never ever felt threatened or witnessed any aggression ever! I was very fortunate to be able to grow up interacting with this magnificent gorgeous species! They were literally seen all the time! Like most sharks, their true nature is calm and Awe Inspiring! When I first purchased my live-aboard five vessel in 1998 their were only a one image of a great hammerhead, taken by the late Ron Taylor! Although the Great Hammerhead is found in all oceans, we sadly have killed off over 90% and now it is listed as endangered by the IUCN. They are seen almost daily between October and May at Tiger Beach with Tigers, Bulls, lemons, Caribbean Reef and nurse sharks!no other place in the world claims to have this many of the largest predatory sharks in such shallow crystal clear water! Join us to see them for yourself! Let's all do everything we can to save our magnificent sharks! @jim_abernethy #FinBanNOW #ilovesharks #greathammerhead #hammerhead #shark #beautiful #sharkexpeditions #gorgeous #bethechangetheworldneeds #worthmorealive #savethesharks #epicencounters #saveoceans #saveplanetearth #bethevoice

Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures & Marine Life Art Gallery

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Congrats to three new advanced open water divers! Great working with you!

Beaver Dam Site Park

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Breaks my heart to see this happening. Mocking these poor animals for what? Say NO to shark finning 🚫😡 Humans are the real problem to our planet and we need to take action now and make the right decisions to help save our oceans and keep them clean. Remember the ocean doesn’t need us... we need the ocean 🧜🏼‍♀️🐬🦈🐳••••••••••••••••••••••••
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#savesharks#sharks #saveoceans #canada#sharkfinban #finbannow #underwaterphotography#s238 #overfishing #Shark #Ocean #Fish #FinFree#Photography #padi #scubadive #diving #LoveSharks#Travel #RobStewart #Sharkwater #sharkfinfree#helpsavesharks #ilovesharks #sharks


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Always great to end a day of diving with good friends and good food!

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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I see a lift bag! We have a successful search and recovery dive!

Beaver Dam Site Park

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The saga continues! Think somebody needs to help Mahk...

Beaver Dam Site Park

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When all you can do is sit back and admire. Shot and text below by @jim_abernethy.
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Tiger Beach is known worldwide as the very best place to see the largest predatory sharks up close in crystal clear Water! I found and named this world class diving site, Tiger Beach and have been living on location there since early 2000! The interactions from the beautiful sentient sharks have touched my soul, which is one of the reasons I fight so hard for there protection! Join us to see these incredible species up close while I teach you everything photography related! To get a glimpse of what it is like there I highly recommend watching Tales by Light Misunderstood Predators on Netflix!
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#HitTheDeck #PoopDeck #shark #worthmorealive #epicencounters #Bethechangetheworldneeds #love #ilovesharks #epic #ilovesharks #beautiful #savesharks #love #FinBanNOW #finfree #sharks


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Let’s do this!


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This is Shark ID Ms. Aloha
She was given this name due to the lei like indent embedded around her neck. Ms Aloha received this wound from a rope or line, possibly due to intentional capture from fisherman or marine debris. This is a perfect example to depict just how much humans irresponsible actions have negative impacts on sharks, and how much more harmful humans are to sharks than sharks are to humans. Although some may possess the irrational fear toward these misunderstood creatures, the theory that killing them off is the answer is most certainly the wrong one. The ocean needs sharks as sharks are needed to maintain the biodiversity of the ecosystem (Griffin et al., 2008). If you have visited Hawaiʻi before, you may be familiar with our very firm turtle laws put into affect via The Endangered Species Act (Heim 2017). These were put in place to conserve them as they are crucial to our marine environment. Contrary to popular belief, sharks are just as crucial (Heim 2017). Due to sharks being a migratory species, international efforts and laws should be put in place, similar to those of turtles, to provide regulations in order to protect and recover the shark population (Heim 2017). You can make a difference by spreading awareness on the importance of sharks and showing people that what they see in media is completely misconstrued. Education is the first step to change, and with our efforts we can change the circumstances for sharks!
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Photo by: @galen.neil


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#Repost @oceana with @get_repost
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Fins from up to 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year. We must act now to protect sharks and our oceans. Tell your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins by heading to our website. #FinBanNow
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#Repost @jim_abernethy with @get_repost
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Tiger Beach is known worldwide as the very best place to see the largest predatory sharks up close in crystal clear Water! I found and named this world class diving site, Tiger Beach and have been living on location there since early 2000! They interactions from the beautiful sentient sharks have touched my soul, which is one of the reasons I fight so hard for there protection! Join us to see these incredible species up close while I teach you everything photography related! To get a glimpse of what it is like there I highly recommend watching Tales by Light Misunderstood Predators on Netflix! @jim_abernethy #shark #worthmorealive #epicencounters #Bethechangetheworldneeds #love #ilovesharks #epic #ilovesharks #beautiful #savesharks #love #FinBanNOW #finfree #sharks

Freeport, Bahamas

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Every breath of air that we breathe comes from the ocean. Oceans produce about 70% of the oxygen in our atmosphere; rainforests produce 28%, other sources produce the remaining 2% (Toon, 1996). The air we breathe is approximately 21% oxygen, that’s why it’s so important that the livelihood of our marine life is protected (NOAA). The existence of all life depends on some marine organisms that are so small you can’t even see them. Prochlorococcus is a marine cyanobacterium, known as the most abundant photosynthetic organism on Earth (Munn, 2011). From sharks to coral reef to phytoplankton, maintaining life underwater has a direct correlation for life above water.
Post by: @cheezyannabeezy
Photos by: @juansharks
Want to learn more?
Check us out at OneOceanDiving.com & JOIN US in the water  in #Hawaii on #Oahu’s #NorthShore to #SwimWithSharks and #DiveWithSharksInHawaii with a @OneOceanDiving trained #MarineBiologist / #SharkSafetyDiver #HelpSaveSharks #savesharks #itstheirocean #apexpredatornotmonster #finbannow #stopfinning
Check out our #Shark and #MarineResearch @OneOceanResearch and our #Education outreach program @OneOceanEducation #LearnAboutSharks and our Non-Profit @WaterInspired conservation group and Founders: @Juansharks and @oceanramsey
Want to join the team? Become a @OneOceanGlobal Ambassador
Looking to support in other ways? Check out our not-for-profit marine conservation awareness apparel and gifts @OneOceanDesigns or at www.Oneoceandesigns.com

Mahalo and Thank you for Supporting
#InternationalSharkProject #HawaiiSharkCount #SharkResearch #Ocean #OneOcean #SaveTheOcean #SaveSharks #HelpSaveSharks #OceanConservation #SharkConservation
#ApexPredatorNotMonster

Thank you for supporting shark and marine conservation.


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Today very few rhinos survive outside national parks due to persistent poaching and habitat loss over many decades. .
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🦏Two species of rhino in Asia—Javan and Sumatran—are critically endangered. A small population of the Javan rhino still clings for survival on the Indonesian island of Java. Successful conservation efforts have helped the third Asian species, the greater one-horned (or Indian) rhino, to increase in number. Their status was changed from Endangered to Vulnerable, but the species is still poached for its horn.
In Africa, southern white rhinos, once thought to be extinct, now thrive in protected sanctuaries and are classified as near threatened. But the western black rhino and northern white rhinos have recently gone extinct in the wild. The only 2 (NOW 3) remaining northern white rhino are kept under 24-hour guard in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Black rhinos have doubled in number over the past two decades from their low point of fewer than 2,500 individuals, but total numbers are still a fraction of the estimated 100,000 that existed in the early part of the 20th century. .
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#ExtinctionIsForever #Conservation #rhinoswithoutborders #EverySingleRhinoCounts #StopkillingRhinos #OurHornIsNotMedicine #SaveTheRhino #StopKillingOurRhino #EyesOnRhino #rhinorescueproject


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Tiger Beach is known worldwide as the very best place to see the largest predatory sharks up close in crystal clear Water! I found and named this world class diving site, Tiger Beach and have been living on location there since early 2000! They interactions from the beautiful sentient sharks have touched my soul, which is one of the reasons I fight so hard for there protection! Join us to see these incredible species up close while I teach you everything photography related! To get a glimpse of what it is like there I highly recommend watching Tales by Light Misunderstood Predators on Netflix! @jim_abernethy #shark #worthmorealive #epicencounters #Bethechangetheworldneeds #love #ilovesharks #epic #ilovesharks #beautiful #savesharks #love #FinBanNOW #finfree #sharks

Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures & Marine Life Art Gallery

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The demand for fins is one of the greatest threats facing #shark populations around the world, and fins from as many as 73 million #sharks end up in the global shark fin trade every year. While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S. Tell your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins by following the link in our bio. #FinBanNow
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📸: Ethan Daniels #shark #sharks #sharkattack #sharkfishing #sharklife #sharktank #savesharks #ocean #sharkdiving #sharknado #sharkweek #sharky #sharkbait #sharkie #sharkbite #sharksquad #sharkteeth #sharktooth #sharksonsand #sharkies #sharkstyle #sharkskin #greatwhiteshark #sharkstrong #sharkscience #sharksuit #sharksighting #sharkshock


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Cristina Zenato (shark conservationist, shark whisperer, caver diver, explorer, expedition leader)
"My passion is as deep as the abyss of our oceans, as vast as the surface of this planet, as ready to move and adapt as water and strong enough to take down any obstacles in its path." (Her words)
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📄 www.realclearlife.com
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📷 ( I ) "I Am The Ocean"; portrait of Cristina Zenato by Lucie Drlikova; ( II ) "Shark Dancer"; portrait of Cristina Zenato by Amanda Cotton - ( III ) Cristina Zenato freediving by Lucie Drlikova - ( IV ) "The Kiss" by Victor Douieb ( V ) Cristina Zenato with three sharks by Victor Douieb - ( VI ) Hooks removed from sharks; photo courtesy of Cristina Zenato
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📷 I/II/III/V taken from www.realclearlife.com
📷 IV/VI taken from www.scuba-girl.com
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#sharkconservation #sharkconservationist #sharkawareness #helpsavesharks #Helpsavesharks #marinelifematters #finbannow #nosharkfinsoup #sharklover #sharklovers #sharklove #sharkwhisperer #sharksofinstagram


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Mahalo to our amazing educational outreach team! @rams_hokulani @saltandaloha @tittay_ninja_kittay @davidm22 did another amazing job talking to kids about sharks and the ocean! If you would like part of our team to come present to your classroom, please reach out to @oneoceaneducation for details! We have ambassadors all over the world eager to share their love for the ocean and sharks. 💙
Want to learn more?
Check us out at OneOceanDiving.com & JOIN US in the water  in #Hawaii on #Oahu’s #NorthShore to #SwimWithSharks and #DiveWithSharksInHawaii with a @OneOceanDiving trained #MarineBiologist / #SharkSafetyDiver #HelpSaveSharks #savesharks #itstheirocean #apexpredatornotmonster #finbannow #stopfinning
Check out our #Shark and #MarineResearch @OneOceanResearch and our #Education outreach program @OneOceanEducation #LearnAboutSharks and our Non-Profit @WaterInspired conservation group and Founders: @Juansharks and @oceanramsey
Want to join the team? Become a @OneOceanGlobal Ambassador
Looking to support in other ways? Check out our not-for-profit marine conservation awareness apparel and gifts @OneOceanDesigns or at www.Oneoceandesigns.com

Mahalo and Thank you for Supporting
#InternationalSharkProject #HawaiiSharkCount #SharkResearch #Ocean #OneOcean #SaveTheOcean #SaveSharks #HelpSaveSharks #OceanConservation #SharkConservation
#ApexPredatorNotMonster

Thank you for supporting shark and marine conservation.


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Fins from up to 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year. We must act now to protect sharks and our oceans. Tell your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins by heading to our website. #FinBanNow
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📸: Silvia Lordache #ocean #oceans #shark #sharks #takeaction #savesharks


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