Giant white sharks, here’s why. What’s happening in the oceans

Rome, 6 August 2022 – Great white sharks And giant tiger sharks. The phenomenon is told by Guardian which connects it to protected areas. With a premise that scientists always remember: l most dangerous animal to the world it is the mosquito not the shark.

Isabella Pratesi director of the conservation program of Wwf, she is not surprised by the news. “Is the size of sharks increasing? Does it fit. In protected areas, where they have an abundance of food and where they are not fished, it is clear that sharks like the white one, which can live for tens and tens of years, reach significant dimensions, even more than we have not recorded until today “. But, is the director’s consideration, “we have to consider that they go back to the dimensions they once had. For example tuna in the Mediterranean they had enormous dimensions, they could reach 600-700 kilos. When humans started fishing for them, these large specimens became more and more rare. Protected areas, on the other hand, allow animals to return to their former life “.

Eleonora and the sharks

Eleonora De Sabata president of Medsharks association based in Rome , has been studying the sea and sharks for a lifetime. But how many sharks are there? Is it possible to estimate their presence? “No, too complicated – explains De Sabata -. They are not like dolphins that come out to breathe and somehow you can see them”. Speaking of white sharks, “in the Mediterranean they are super rare. Now one cries out for a miracle when one sees one”.

Atlantic and Pacific, shark paradise

“More sightings, on the other hand, in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. There are more interactions with bathers there. In South Africa, for example, they often use drones. When they spot them, they warn swimmers to get out of the water “.

White shark, the identikit

The white shark “is among the largest, can exceed 5 meters “. In the WWF report, there is even talk of 7.15 meters . Migratory animal able to travel very long distances, “even if we still do not know their routes well, some specimens have moved from South Africa to Australia, for example. They go where they are sure they can find food. ”

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