Award Winning Picture of a Zebra Shark with black background
Humans kill 100 Mil. Sharks per year, mostly for their fins.
That’s around 3.6 sharks per second killed and only 0,94 born are born.
We humans kill sharks more than 3 times faster than they can reproduce.
We need the shark it’s a reef cleaner, it eats old and sick fish.
This is a zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) now (Stegostoma tigrinum) it is an Endangered species! Often mixed up with the Leopard Shark due to its Pattern. It’s called Zebra shark because as a juvenile it does have the black and white stripes of a zebra.
This Zebra Shark is 2,5m in length and is nocturnal laying on sandy patches and the seafloor during daytime. That u see one swimming during daytime is pure luck! The zebra shark is oviparous which means the female lays eggs.