<3 <3 Dusky sharks <3 <3 extremely long-lived, may survive 1/2 a century, but are slow to grow & to reproduce, so they're very vulnerable to human-caused depletion. They're valued by commercial fisheries for their fins, used in shark fin soup, & for its meat, skin, & liver oil. The IUCN has assessed the species as Near Threatened. Off the eastern US populations have dropped to 15–20% of 1970s levels.

The organization set up to care for our oceans and their habitats is failing a necessary predator. The dusky shark is falling victim to commercial fishing practices. Sign this petition to demand steps are taken to protect the dusky shark.

Carcharhinus obscurus Dusky Shark

Dusky shark - View amazing Dusky shark photos - Carcharhinus obscurus - on Arkive

Dusky sharks used to be plentiful in their wide range. Commercial fishing, pollution and other human-induced pressures have reduced the population substantially over the past few decades.

Dusky Shark

Meet the dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus). The dusky shark has two types of teeth: one for grabbing and holding prey and another for slicing.

Act today to protect the dusky shark from extinction -- email the National Marine Fisheries Service and tell them to place the species on the threatened species list. Despite a decade-long ban on fishing the dusky shark, the species has remained in dire straits. In the last 40 years, we've lost an estimated 80 to 85 percent of the dusky sharks in U.S. waters.

Dusky shark Family: Carcharhinidae Genus: Carcharhinus Species: C.

Dusky shark swims about 100 miles south of Cabo San Lucas in the Pacific Ocean.

Dusky shark swims about 100 miles south of Cabo San Lucas in the Pacific Ocean.

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Whale, dolphin and shark diving. Sardine Run diving with Shark Photographer Andy Murch

Urge NOAA to move forward with strong measures to end overfishing of dusky sharks before it’s too late!

Urge NOAA to move forward with strong measures to end overfishing of dusky sharks before it’s too late!

Dusky shark

Dusky sharks are top ocean predators—even hunting other sharks—but they’re no match for destructive longline fishing gear.

What It's Like To Rescue A Dusky Shark @acottonphoto

What It's Like to Rescue a Dusky Shark

Oceana launched a campaign to save dusky sharks this past summer, but these fantastic divers beat us to it! Read on to learn about an uplifting story of a dusky shark rescue in the Bahamas.

Dusky Shark

Petition · Revoke authorizations that allow certain companies to hunt and kill marine animals such as sharks.

Our shark dive and underwater photography interns have seen lots of shark activity. Here one of our photography interns captures a great shot of another intern lining up a dusky shark in his frame.

Our shark dive and underwater photography interns have seen lots of shark activity. Here one of our photography interns captures a great shot of another intern lining up a dusky shark in his frame.

Carcharhinus obscurus dusky shark tooth

FossilWeb Museum of Paleontology color pictures of fossils enable fossil identification.

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