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Sharks are known as either human-eating or captivating creatures with a long history and reputation of harm and danger. Their reputation has, throughout time, fluctuated between extremes of gruesome descriptions of shark attacks to calls for conservation of an important part of global ecosystems. The common forms of media, such as TV, film and articles alike, each with various, opinionated depictions of sharks have incredibly influenced an individuals’ view on sharks.

By Mia Gomez, 4 March 2021

Great white shark smiling at the camera in its natural habitat. (Anglers Mail, Conservation Action Trust)

Dun dun dun… Famously ominous music starts out a video, viewers immediately sensing that a shark will soon appear in a horrifying scene…

Mia Gomez

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