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Sharks just misunderstood says Sea Life Centre
2:30pm Sunday 7th October 2012 in News
Misunderstood monsters of the sea are looking for friends.
The Brighton Sea Life Centre is mounting a charm offensive on behalf of the much-maligned shark.
Visitors will be urged to help conservation efforts for the oceans’ top predators during Shark Weeks from October 20 to November 4.
Marine expert Carey Duckhouse said: “More people die from being hit on the head by falling coconuts every year than from shark attacks.
“With anything between 70 and 100 million sharks being killed every year,many species face a real threat of oblivion.
“And the common perception of sharks as mindless man-eaters doesn’t help their cause.”
The centre will be hosting special shark talks, shark arts and crafts sessions and shark quiz trails among many other shark-related events.
Sea Life helped get the cruel practice of shark-finning outlawed in EU waters, and is now hoping to tighten hunting regulations even further.
For more information on Shark Week activities visit www.visitsealife.com/ Brighton.