Sharks are the fiercest creatures of the sea, but that has not prevented them from steadily disappearing from overfishing. Pew is working around the globe to preserve these predators, who are essential to healthy oceans.
By Doug Struck | Photograph by Jim Abernethy
The shark came, a shadow from the depths. It circled scuba diver Chang Chin with slow, sinuous purpose. In a moment, two, three, then four of the powerful predators, each weighing hundreds of pounds, were circling closer and closer to Chin as he worked on the deck of a sunken old freighter 40 feet underwater. Eight other scuba divers, arrayed along the ship’s barnacled railing, watched as if romans at the colosseum. Chin opened a homemade metal box and withdrew a grouper carcass on a prong. In an instant, the sharks barreled …. Summer 2011 Trust Magazine