Sharks Silent Killers Are Ghost Nets

The vast, mysterious depths of the ocean harbor an unseen menace

These abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing nets silently drift beneath the waves, nearly invisible in the dim aquatic light

What makes them truly haunting, though, is the havoc they wreak on marine life, particularly sharks

In this underwater tragedy, ghost nets emerge as the silent killers

claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of marine creatures each year

From sharks and dolphins to whales, sea turtles, seabirds, and crustaceans, the toll is staggering

The statistics are chilling—ghost nets are responsible for the demise of  an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 marine creatures annually

Sharks, the apex predators of the ocean,

fall victim to these nearly invisible traps, succumbing to a fate that goes unnoticed by most

Beyond sharks, dolphins, whales, sea turtles, seabirds, and even crustaceans find themselves entangled in this deadly web

The silent killers operate indiscriminately, turning the ocean into an unintentional graveyard for unsuspecting marine life

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