Shark Stories

  • New insights into the incredible animals of Fiji’s Great Sea Reef

    April 26, 2022

    Scientists from WWF, Fiji, and partner organizations spent 20 days scuba diving around the reef to collect data on the wildlife and ecosystem that they’ve compiled into a new report

    A healthy patch of coral reef with purple and blue corals and a school of small bright blue fish
  • Overfishing puts more than one-third of all sharks, rays, and chimaeras at risk of extinction

    September 08, 2021

    More than one-third of all sharks, rays, and chimaeras are now at risk of extinction because of overfishing, according to a new study re-assessing their IUCN Red List of Threatened Species extinction risk status. Governments and regional fisheries bodies must act now to stop overfishing and prevent a global extinction crisis.

    A group of black tip reef sharks circle together in a shallow lagooon
  • Five ways sharks and rays help the world

    July 13, 2020

    Sharks and rays are some of the most enigmatic and misunderstood creatures of the ocean. They are crucial for the health of our planet. This blog describes five incredible ways in which sharks and rays help the world, from fighting climate change to digging through sand for their neighbors to feeding phytoplankton.

    Tiger shark swims over seagrass.
  • Researchers use underwater technology to track migrating sharks

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    One clear morning in February, off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island, a small, boxy submarine was lowered into the water.
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  • Why CITES matters

    September 23, 2016

    One of the best tools we have for fighting the illegal wildlife trade that threatens many of the world’s most endangered species is CITES—the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

    Siberian tiger walking in snow
  • Shark Facts vs. Shark Myths

    Get shark facts and help WWF dispel myths about sharks during Shark Week and beyond. How many of these have you heard?

    porbeagle shark