Actress Goes on the “Attack” for Sharks

Sharks were already the stars of the summer. Now, Mad Men star January Jones is defending the powerful creatures.

Just in time for the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and following of the Syfy channel’s Sharknado success, Oceana has released a new public service announcement where the actress speaks out for great whites.

“Healthy oceans need sharks. But great whites are in danger of extinction,” she says in the video. “Too many are being caught in fishing nets. There may be only a few hundred adult great whites left off the West Coast. We should be scared FOR great whites.”

The PSA is her third for the ocean conservation group. Jones has an ambassador for Oceana since 2009, reports Today. In fact, she even climbed into a shark pen in the Bahamas two years ago to highlight her efforts.

Oceana is campaigning for great whites to be listed as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act, in order to help save their pups from gillnets and to do more research on the sharks.

Jones is encouraging people to sign a petition to help get these protections for great whites.


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