Source: The Fiji Times 
July 16, 2011
"Elegant, intelligent, loved and feared.
From the deepest, darkest abyss in the world's oceans to the light-blue waters closer to home, the shark has existed for 415 million years, surviving the changes of time which the dinosaurs, appearing 185 million years later, could not.
The Fiji Times joins a massive campaign led by the Pew Environment Group and The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), which are working with the Fiji Government, to pass permanent protection law to safeguard this ancient predator, whose existence has helped maintain a balance in our marine ecosystems, safeguarding our reefs for our future generations and providing a valuable asset to Fiji's economy. The loss of sharks could cause unpredictable and irreversible damage to the ocean and to economic activities, such as tourism, that benefits from healthy marine habitats."
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