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Scared For Sharks

Every year, tens of millions of sharks are caught and killed for their fins. As a result, scientists say shark populations are crashing.

We shouldn't be scared of sharks, we should be scared for them.

Sharks have swum the world’s oceans since before the dinosaurs. They inhabit almost every ocean on Earth and are vital to the health of our planet. Please help us protect sharks — before it's too late.

Learn more about Oceana's campaign to save sharks.

January Jones Swims with Whale Sharks

For her second “Scared for Sharks” PSA, “Mad Men” star January Jones traveled with Oceana to Belize’s Gladden Spit Marine Reserve to swim with the largest fish in the ocean: the whale shark.

January Jones is Scared for Sharks

“Mad Men” actress January Jones became the spokesperson for Oceana’s campaign to save sharks in early 2009. In her first PSA, January swims with Caribbean reef sharks and assists with research on lemon and nurse sharks.

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    Thank Congress for Protecting Sharks

    Dear Congress,

    Thank you for passing the Shark Conservation Act and making shark finning illegal in the US.

    Shark fin soup is an expensive dish that drives the shark finning trade, but the role sharks play in marine ecosystems is priceless. By passing strong shark conservation, you are improving overall ocean health.

    Thank you for your commitment to sharks and ocean conservation.