This is the third post in a five-part blog series that features Dusky the Shark. This week, Dusky will appear in a comic strip that explains why dusky sharks in the northwestern Atlantic are at risk, and what actions he and Oceana are taking to protect his species. Check The Beacon again tomorrow for the next installment of Dusky’s Big Adventure, and click here to see Dusky’s Big Adventure from Monday and Tuesday.
Today, Dusky finds out that he’s not as well-known as other shark species, like great whites, hammerheads, or blacktip reef sharks. Therefore, he needs to raise awareness about his species to ensure protective measures are put in place.
Dusky also finds out what he can do to save his species: encourage the federal government to take action and raise awareness by making a Bucket List including all of the things he needs to do before it is too late. The Bucket List will be a way for Dusky to raise awareness for his species and get bycatch limits set for longline fisheries in the U.S.
Take a look below to see Dusky’s adventures earlier this week, and click here to take action to protect dusky sharks.
- Sea Turtles Can Get the Bends after Capture in Fishing Gear, Says New Study Posted Tue, November 25, 2014
- Ocean Roundup: North Atlantic Right Whales Calving in Southeast, New Shark Repellent Tested in South Africa, and More Posted Thu, November 20, 2014
- Ocean Roundup: Dolphins Use Whistles as Names, Conservationists Call for Removal of Queensland Shark Nets, and More Posted Mon, November 24, 2014
- Creature Feature: Ocean Sunfish Posted Thu, November 20, 2014
- Oceana in Chile Submits Recommendations for Lowering Common Hake Catch Quotas Posted Mon, November 24, 2014