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Why Make an Adoption?

Many of the world’s most iconic creatures rely on the ocean for their habitat and food - but our oceans are in trouble, and we need your help to save them. Adopting a sea creature is the perfect gift for friends and family, and supports Oceana’s critical work protecting the oceans and the endangered animals that call them home.

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Adopt a Great White Shark

Despite their fearsome reputation, sharks are vulnerable to overexploitation. They grow slowly, mature late and give birth to few young. These top predators are now in grave trouble.

Sharks are caught for their jaws, teeth and fins, which are in high demand worldwide. Of the 307 shark species assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 50 are listed as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.

How Your Adoption Saves Sharks: Oceana is working internationally to protect and restore shark populations. Your donation will help us push for true shark finning bans, species-specific shark management and reduced deaths through bycatch. The loss of sharks will have devastating and unpredictable consequences for ocean ecosystems. All donations go towards making our world's oceans healthier and safer, for generations to come.