Dear supporter, Great white sharks face an uncertain future
Join the fight to save this amazing species – we need 300 supporters to chip in by August 9! Give today to protect sharks and the world's oceans » This year Shark Week is especially scary: scientists estimate that only a few hundred adult great white sharks are left in the Pacific, and their babies are dying.
These young sharks are being caught by huge walls of gillnets that run straight through their nurseries – and many don't survive.
If we want to save these amazing animals, this unnecessary, indiscriminate killing has to stop – and we know how to do it. Oceana is leading the charge to protect great whites by adding them to the California Endangered Species List – will you join the fight?
Last year, with the backing of 44,000 dedicated shark-lovers like you, Oceana and others petitioned the state and federal governments to have these great whites added to Califorina state and national Endangered Species Lists.
Alarmingly, the National Marine Fisheries Service declined additional protections for great white sharks. But there is still hope for these legendary animals. The state of California can add these sharks to their state Endangered Species List, an act which would protect vulnerable baby sharks.
Great white sharks aren't just great TV stars. They're essential for ocean health. As keystone species at the top of the food chain, they serve a critical role controlling the populations of seals, sea lions and other prey. Without sharks, we would have a very different ocean.