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All guts, no glory for sharks in the news


Sharks have suffered a lot of bad press—and it may affect their survival.

Experts fear negative portrayals in the media may limit conservation efforts.

According to a new study from Michigan State University, more than 52 percent of global coverage focused on shark attacks on people, and sharks were portrayed negatively in nearly 60 percent of the coverage.

That’s compared to a mere 10 percent featuring shark conservation issues and just 7 percent focusing on shark biology or ecology.

Full story at Futurity.

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