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INSTRUCTIONSShare this with Shark lovers!
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Shark Week is the biggest online conversation about sharks of the entire year. Unfortunately there are a lot of myths going around that damage the reputation of sharks and advance misunderstandings. When you see a myth online, use this kit to quickly respond with some myth-busting. The sharks, and the humans who love them, will thank you! For more info on how to engage online during Shark Week, check out "How to Drive the #SharkWeek Conversation (Without Jumping It)" http://bit.ly/QiWto6bit.ly/bustsharkmyths
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1. Locate the myth you want to bust (in Column A)^ Click to share this response kit on twitter
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2. Select one of the tweet responses (Column B)
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3. Either 'copy and paste' the response into twitter, or click-to-tweet the link from the adjacent cellThis sharky resource was produced by Upwell. Stop by and say hi!
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4. Add the name of the person you're replying to in your tweet e.g. if @Upwell_us was talking sharky nonsense: "Hey @upwell_us sharks can't actually eat planes #sharkweek" (And, if there's still room in your tweet, add #SaveSharks)Upwell.us@Upwell_us
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1) When You See This Shark Myth2) Use this Myth-busting ResponseClick to TweetShort Link (alone)Short Link DescriptionTweet Character CountFeedback?
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Myth: Sharks don’t matter in our ecosystem.As apex predators, sharks prey on overpopulated species that harm ecosystems: http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"121
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Sharks are keystone species. They help maintain ecosystem balance: http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"110
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We need sharks as part of healthy prey populations and ecosystems http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"109
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Myth: Sharks don't benefit us.Divers travel across world to swim with sharks. No sharks=no tourists http://bit.ly/NoG3dP #sharkweek via @sharksavers<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/NoG3dPShark Savers - "Ecotourism: Dollars and Sense" 118
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Sharks are valuable. One reef shark in Palau worth $1.9M/ lifetime http://bit.ly/NoKbKD #sharkweek via @pewenvironment<-- Click to tweet this myth-buster http://bit.ly/NoKbKDPew Environment Group - "Million-Dollar Reef Sharks"118
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Myth: Sharks seek out humans as prey.We're not on menu. Poor visibility makes humans look like something tastier http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"119
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Many bites are inquisitive. Most accidental attacks end in bites, not deaths http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"120
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Compare these killers: sharks take ~5 human lives/ yr. Hippos take *2,900* http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana <-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"119
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Obesity kills 30,000 annually, but sharks kill only 5 http://huff.to/QgdLCn #sharkweek via @HuffingtonPost<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://huff.to/QgdLCnHuffington Post - "Francesca Koe: Who Has the Most to Fear Man or Shark?" 106
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550 die shopping on Black Friday. Only 5 ppl annually are killed by sharks http://bit.ly/RBqtRO #sharkweek via @buzzfeed<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/RBqtROBuzzFeed - "20 Things That Kill More People Than Sharks Every Year120
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When machines attack - vending machines kill more people than sharks do http://bit.ly/RBqtRO #sharkweek via @buzzfeed<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/RBqtROBuzzFeed - "20 Things That Kill More People Than Sharks Every Year117
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Of 350 shark species, approx 80% are under 1.6m, too small to harm people http://bit.ly/MD68ep #sharkweek via @MBSociety<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/MD68epMarine Bio - "Ocean Facts"120
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For every 1,000 people who drown, there is only 1 shark attack in the US http://bit.ly/NgKvP4 #sharkweek via @AMNH<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/NgKvP4American Museum of Natural History - "Sharks and Rays: Myths and Reality"114
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Myth: Sharks hunt down surfboards.Humans on surfboards can resemble seals, part of the shark diet http://bit.ly/S3fGM2 http://bit.ly/NgKvP4 #SharkWeek<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/S3fGM2Image of seal and human on surfboard from a shark's perspective116
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Myth: Sharks don't have enemies or predators.Both are big, bad, and #jawsome, but killer whales and sharks are not friends http://aol.it/N6BWrR #sharkweek<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://aol.it/N6BWrRGadling - "Killer whale devours great white shark"109
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Humans are sharks' top predators: we kill millions every yr for their fins http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"118
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Myth: Sharks are mindless eating and killing machines.Not all are killers: whale sharks eat fish eggs & tiny plankton http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"107
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50-75 shark attacks/year worldwide but only 8-12 end in fatalities http://bit.ly/MD68ep #sharkweek via @MBSociety<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/MD68epMarine Bio - "Ocean Facts"113
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Myth: Sharks are dumb.Sharks are smart! They are highly social & can be trained http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"101
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Myth: Shark fins will grow back after they are cut off.Sharks need fins. The finless drown, are eaten, or bleed to death http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"109
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Finning kills. Hunters throw immobile, finless sharks back into ocean to die http://bit.ly/PHtDxf #sharkweek via @oceana<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/PHtDxfOceana - "Shark Myths vs. Facts"120
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Myth: There are too many sharks in the sea.Decreasing shark pop.: many endangered due to pollution & overfishing http://bit.ly/NgzAF0 #sharkweek via @oceana

<-- Click to tweet this myth-busterhttp://bit.ly/NgzAF0Oceanic Research Group - "SHARKS: Predators with a Purpose115
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