The shark crisis reflects the state of the Mediterranean

4 min readJul 12, 2019

By Simone Niedermueller, Mediterranean Shark expert, WWF

©Alessandro De Maddalena

“We want the Mediterranean to be like heaven — but there’s no heaven without angels.” As a child, Danijel Kanski had read about angel sharks in the sport-fishing book he was given. According to the book, angel sharks grew nearly as big as a tuna, and were common in waters around Zadar (Croatia) where he grew up…


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