The Importance of Sharks
Sharks play a vital role in keeping our ocean healthy by regulating and maintaining the balance of intricate marine ecosystems.
Sharks have existed in New York's marine waters for millions of years. They are apex predators, which means they are at the top of the food chain and have few natural predators.
Sharks remove sick and weak individuals from prey populations, they influence prey distribution and behavior, and prevent other species from monopolizing limited resources and degrading the marine environment. The presence of sharks is a positive sign of a healthy marine ecosystem.