This is the tenth in a series of posts about this yearâ€™s Ocean Hero finalists.
Todayâ€™s featured junior Ocean Hero finalist is shy eight-year-old Sophi Bromenshenkel, who has been working from her hometown of Richfield, Minnesota to protect sharks.
Sophiâ€™s interest in the oceans started on a fishing trip with her uncle in the Florida Keys four years ago. Last year, when she saw a pregnant bull shark left for dead on a beach near her uncleâ€™s home, she decided she had to take action.
By selling lemonade and hot chocolate, shark cookies and wristbands, and through email campaigns and local fliers, Sophi has raised more than $3,500 for sharks. She has partnered with the University of Miamiâ€™s RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, where her funds pay for satellite tags on sharks.