Lemon Sharks are highly praised for their meat and leather, so they are now listed as “endangered” by the ICUN because of heavy overfishing especially in the Northwest Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans. Recognizable by the distinct yellow hue of its skin, the lemon shark occupies coral keys and mangrove forests along the Atlantic Ocean and parts of the Pacific. Sonny after Samuel “Sonny/Doc” Gruber who was a shark biologist and founder of the American Elasmobranch Society. He was a Professor at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science and the founder of the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation. Dr. Gruber studied the endangered lemon sharks.
Endangered Animals Initiative
Frontier is dedicated to bringing awareness to the endangered animals within the continental U.S.A. You can learn more about our endangered animal tails here.