16 May '12, 2am

SharkAid Singapore 2012 & Interesting Facts About Sharks

SharkAid Singapore 2012 & Interesting Facts About Sharks

Up to 73 million sharks are killed by humans for their fins as compared to the average of five people have been killed by sharks annually. Singapore ranks the second largest sharks fin trading country in the world after Hong Kong. Shark fins are tasteless. The taste from the shark’s fin soup comes from the broth which is usually made from chicken stock, cured ham, abalone, scallops and other condiments. Sharks fin soup is not healthy. The meat and fins have been found to contain heavy metals like mercury and neurotoxins which are linked to brain degenerative diseases. Sharks have a long gestation period of five to 24 months. Sharks reproductive age start from around 10 to 15 years old. Sharks usually give birth to two to five pups each time. They do not spawn like other fish species. Some shark species take breaks between pregnancies, having pups every other year or once e...

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