There Might Be Shark In Your Sunscreen By Annie Roth

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There Might Be Shark In Your Sunscreen

By Annie Roth

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Photograph by Brian J. Skerry, National Geographic Creative

Did you know that in order to produce some Sunscreen, millions of endangered sharks are being killed? Shark’s liver secrets a type of oil called squalene, which can also be found in plants. However, killing sharks is cheaper than extracting oil from plants. As a result, of 60 species that are hunted, 26 kinds may go extinct. Due to difficulty in monitoring species’ population in deep ocean, protection of endangered sharks and regulation of shark hunting by fishermen are hard to execute.

Link to the original article:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/07/sharks-news-cosmetics-squalene-health/

YS Ding, Posted on Sep.5 2018

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