Great white sharks may be one of the most powerful apex predators of our seas, but they are not invincible. According to new research, great whites are among the one-third of all marine megafauna species that face the risk of extinction over the next century. Under worst-case scenario projections, 62% of shark species would be lost.
While sharks are the “most threatened marine vertebrate group in the world,” according to researchers, they aren’t the only animals in danger. Other at-risk species include sea turtles, dugongs, and giant clams.
Watch the video above to learn about the threats these marine megafauna face and what can be done to save them.