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This Bites. #AfricaFactFriday.

By October 3, 2014October 10th, 2023One Comment

What bites, you ask? Well the simple fact that for every human killed by a shark, humans kill over 2,000,000 sharks. The demonization and often complete lack of understanding of sharks makes it easy to dismiss the way they are treated – which is a tragedy on many levels, for sharks are some of the most amazing creatures on earth.

For example, sharks were swimming in the earth’s oceans for 200 million years before the dinosaurs even came along – and in all those years, they really haven’t evolved much at all. That does mean, though, that they have some pretty incredible traits – such as, some species of sharks have seven rows of teeth and one row just falls in place when the shark loses a row of teeth. Sharks can go through 30,000 teeth in their lifetime.

Now, if you’re into sharks, like really into sharks and an hour in the cage just won’t do it, here’s some great news.

Our friends at African Impact have an amazing volunteer project that you can go on in Gansbaai and work with the same group that we donate to.

African Impact is the best volunteer company in Africa and if you love sharks, this is the trip for you.

Read more here.