Author: April Flowers
Source: redOrbit 
November 8, 2012
"The treatment of sharks in the media and popular culture has been historically rather harsh. A new study from Michigan State University reveals that this negative image is affecting their survival.
The findings of this study, published in the current issue of Conservation Biology, reviewed worldwide media coverage of sharks and found that the majority isn’t good.
News articles from the U.S. and Australia are more likely to focus on negative reports and shark attacks rather than conservation efforts, and according to the study, allowing such articles to dominate the media coverage diverts attention from key issues. Such issues include declining worldwide shark populations and certain species that are facing extinction, says Meredith Gore, MSU assistant professor of fisheries and wildlife and the School of Criminal Justice."
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