Why Sharks Are Important

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Why sharks are important….
Sharks play a very important role in the ecosystem. Sharks being at the top of the food chain, dealing with marine life, keep the ecosystem on track. Some of those reasons are that they keep the food webs in balance, Tourism, and without them there would be a lost in food source for humans.

To begin with sharks are essential to the different ways of living because they keep the food web in balance. Sharks will eat old or sick in a population which keeps that population healthy. Scientist say that sharks are the keystone species and without them the structure of the food web will collapse.

Another reason why sharks are essential to the different ways of living is because of ecotourism. There are many people in the world who love to travel & most travelers love to dive & studies show that a single live reef shark is worth $250,000 versus one time value of $50 when caught by a fisherman. There are over 83 locations and 8 geographic regions with people touring to see sharks with the Greater Caribbean and North America offering more shark tour services which helps with other business for example new opening restaurants the travelers eat there and word gets around about their new and upcoming business which really helps them out in the long run.

Lastly sharks are essential to the different ways of living because without them there would be a lost in food source for humans. They are being killed for their fins for 'shark fin soup’, a food for cultural value which is not a good thing. Humans are waiting about 9/10 of the shark just for the fins which is highly unnecessary. Also if the humans kill of the sharks eventually the litle fish that we eat, will not be able to eat them anymore Sharks are not essential to the human life for them to be eaten. In conclusion sharks are beneficial to the different ways of living. This includes keeping the marine food chain in balance, tourism for divers & maintaining the fish food...
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