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KS3 Geography - Cracking Coasts: Endangered Species: Shark

A guide to information resources on endangered species for your year 8 Geography 'Cracking Coasts' topic, compiled by your Librarians.


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Sharks are a type of fish with a highly streamlined body. The earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago.

(Information from Wikipedia)

Find out about sharks...

Look at these websites to find out more about sharks...

Endangered sharks poster

This poster shows the shark species which are endangered and vulnerable and the causes of their depletion.

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Books in the Senior Library

Smart Sharks

A fascinating video from the BBC about the amazing features of a shark and why it is one of the most successful predators on earth.

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Why are sharks endangered?

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This picture shows shark fins which have been removed from sharks to be eaten by humans, primarily in shark fin soup.

Look at the poster below to find out more about shark finning.

Shark finning

This poster by Wild Aid illustrates what shark finning is and explains it's implications.

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Gordon Ramsey investigates Shark Fin Soup

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Million dollar sharks

This video presents the case for sharks being kept alive for their value to the tourism trade.

(Source of video: you tube)

Latest News on Sharks as an Endangered Species

Test your knowledge

Test your knowledge of sharks with this National Geographic quiz.

WWF Sharks poster

This poster explains the threats faced by sharks of overfishing and what you can do to help.

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Organisations which help sharks

Find out more...

Try typing combinations of two or three of these keywords in the search box below to find more information about sharks.

Sweet Search - a search engine for students

Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.