100 Million

by Cinzah Merkens

San Diego, USA – September 2016


Finding This Mural

In the parking lot behind Zombie Fortress

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Story Behind This Mural

This mural addresses the impact of the global shark finning trade on shark populations. An estimated 100,000,000 sharks are killed for their fins every year. Over the past 15 years shark populations have decreased by 60-90 percent with experts predicting most species to be wiped out within the next 10 years.

Artist Statement

Sharks are apex predators that have been around since the age of the dinosaurs, keeping our waters in check and the Eco system of the ocean in balance, without these majestic creatures were in for an uncertain future. Vote with your dollar, don't support shark fin soup or purchase pseudo-medicine, skin care products or cosmetics made from sharks.

The Focus

Shark conservation

Take Action

Help conserve shark populations by:

  • Refrain from consuming shark fins and meat
  • Purchase cosmetic/health products that don't contain squalene (shark liver oil)
  • Avoid pet food that list 'white fish' as an ingredient as it likely is shark
  • Support responsible shark tourism operations and experience the animals in their natural habitat
  • Participate in citizen science and support research focused on better understanding their ecology and conservation strategies.