What If You Could Be a Shark?

We hope you’ve enjoyed “Shark Week” as much as we have! Learning about all sharks has probably made you think about your favorite species. There are more than 400 species of sharks in our big blue ocean, so if you were a shark, what kind would you be? How about a tiger shark, or a bull shark, or a blue shark? What about a whale shark, a hammerhead, or a so-called ‘walking’ shark? Our teams found this unique species using its fins to move along the ocean floor in the highly biodiverse Bird’s Head Seascape of Indonesia several years ago.

Through our Seascapes partnerships, and our support of marine managed areas, CI is working to protect all sharks and their ecosystems so that these apex predators can continue to thrive as they have for millions of years, and provide their critical benefits to the ocean and to people.

Check out CI’s latest video to find out more about some of the most fascinating shark species and to learn why it is so important that we protect them:


  1. Sara Gillespie says

    My eight year answer to when I asked him what shark would he like to be was the thresher shark becsause he is fascinated by the tail and he would like to know more on how the shark would use it as self defence. I like the cookie cutter shark so I think I would not mind being a cookie cutter shark for a day taking round circles out of passing meals on the go but being small so I am hard to eat myself.

  2. Tefy says

    I would love to be the Whale shark, it’s so amazing and so cute, I would love to learn more about them, any suggestions of where can I find more information about them?? p.s. it’s amazing the work you’re doing!! thanks for sharing with us!! keep up with it!! =)

  3. Mary says

    I’m surprised that a link to YouTube came up after I watched the shark video. What was disturbing is that when I watched a couple of these videos posted by individuals it showed how they were keeping and treating sharks in captivity. Once again, it just goes to show how ignorant people are about nature.

    Conservation International may want to consider removing this link.

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