Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tigers vs. white sharks?

Who would win? No, not a cage match, in the contest of who's more endangered.

In this year of the tiger, it's time to put the ocean's tigers (white sharks) in the spotlight too.

Most people think tigers are rare, what if I told you that there are more tigers in the world than great white sharks?

Some fisheries scientists now think there are fewer great white sharks than the 3200 tigers left in the wild.

Maybe it's time to elevate the concern for great white sharks, from their current "vulnerable" status to the "endangered" or "critically endangered" status awarded to tigers by the IUCN.