Further on the theme Catch & Release I would like to introduce sharks to you. Sharks are a
wonderful animal that have been with us for more than 420 Million years! Since they have no bone structure (only cartilage) we can’t find them as fossils, with exception to their teeth. Did you know that sharks have several rows of teeth and if they fall out they grow back out! All sharks have a set of 5-7 giles and if water stops going through them they don’t get enough oxygen to breath. So they sleep swim, always with an eye open to see you! Sharks also have a very acute sense of smell that allows them to detect blood in the water from miles away. There are many different species of sharks and they have adapted to a large variety of habitat, always at the top of the food chain.
According to the IUCN Redlist, 31% of the shark species are threatened to be extinct worldwide. Believe it or not, in Britain too there are sharks and of many varieties. However most of them are endangered, or even threatened to be extinct, so these have to be released when captured by anglers like you. 🙂 So don’t be a shark, do let them go, but keep your Spydro video as a trophy of your catch!
If you would like to know more about which species to release when fishing in the UK, check here