Sharks have played a vital role in maintaining healthy oceans for hundreds of millions of years as a top predator. More than 450 species of sharks cruise the world’s oceans, ranging in size from 8 inches to a whopping 40 feet long. But today, nearly one in four sharks and their relatives are threatened with extinction. A major cause is the demand for shark fins. Every year, fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade.
How Your Adoption Saves Sharks: Oceana campaigns around the world to protect and restore shark populations. Your symbolic adoption helps us push for bans on shark finning, species-specific management plans, and reduced deaths from bycatch. Losing sharks will have devastating and unpredictable consequences for ocean ecosystems. All donations go toward making our world's oceans healthier and safer, for generations to come.