Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year, solely for their fins. Sharks are the regulators of healthy marine ecosystems. Protecting the population of large, open-ocean sharks keeps the high seas healthy. Read about Sea Stewards, an Academy scientist affiliated, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness on shark conservation.
Academy scientists and others explain the severity of shark-finning and what is being done to fight back. Watch the video on Wired.com.