Sharks have been mythologized in our culture as ruthless brutes and hunters, but the truth is humans are way, way more of a threat to sharks than sharks are to us. About 100 million sharks are killed annually, mostly related to "finning" (when the shark fins are sliced off and sold, often for soup).
Marketer Joe Chernov wanted to visually express how the amount of shark attacks that kill people in a year stacks up against the number of people attacks that kill sharks. (It takes four seconds for us to kill the number of sharks that kill us in a year.) So Chernov teamed up with designer Robin Richards to make this incredible infographic comparing the stats. Note that the first figure is per year, while the second is per hour. Your jaw is about to fall about as far down as this image.
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I am no expert, but that does not seem to be sustainable..
Too many people on planet, famine imminent! I've never had shark nor will I ever want too. I find the creatures facinating. Too bad they'll become extinct soon due to over fishing.
I know the ocean is big, but are we really going to believe that we kill 100 million sharks a year? We've killed a billion sharks in the last decade? These numbers sound a bit fishy to me (HA! I made a funny!)
I went several articles deep and never found an accurate source... The number comes from an unnamed study. The original LiveScience article only referenced other LiveScience articles. I only went 3 deep before giving up. Even then, they are saying this is an estimate.
I have no problem with people bringing awareness to finning, but the environmental movement is plagued with lies and exaggerations that advocates think they need to get people's attention. Eventually, people catch on.
The people who say we are killing 100 million sharks per year are saying it could be a low estimate and that we could be killing a quarter billion per year. They are also saying we're killing 1 out of 15 sharks per year. That means for all the ones we kill there still 1.4 billion to 3.5 billion swimming around. We're hardly hunting them to extinction.
100079252.77 fatal people attacks per year vs 12 fatal shark attacks per year that is 8339937.730833333 times more
Having to scroll down so freaking far, to get to the comments is annoying.
So how do we compare the value of a human life to a shark life?
I guess you DO have an accurate account here, as I checked it on some other sites and did the calculations
365 times 24 equals 8760 times 11000 equals 96360000
and when I put the question out there on the Internet, here's what came back
The exact number is unknown, but the total for all species is hundreds of millions. At least several million a year are caught or killed; two of the higher estimates are 150 million sharks, or 500,000 tons of sharks, each year.
So actually by this account your calculations are quite a bit shy of what actually gets killed per year! WOW! Thank you for this enlightening article!
I do love to eat shark but have only had a couple types when I was young, living in Iowa can't really get much but catfish or trout, which is a lot more fishy tasting than lovely shark, which tastes like steak o' the sea!
Until our next encounter,