Press-conference: South Africa’s great white sharks heading for extinction
Video uploaded by ‘Stellenbosch University’ on 20. July 2016 :
The magnificent great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias L.) is one of the oldest shark lineages with an evolutionary origin dating back to about 14 million years. New research from Stellenbosch University (SU) shows that the South African white shark population is in double jeopardy. Not only do they have the lowest genetic diversity of all white shark populations worldwide, there are also only between 353 to 522 individuals left.