The Latest News From 'Sherman's Lagoon'

In the past few years, an unprecedented number of nations have taken steps to protect their sharks, from the BahamasChile and Honduras to the Marshall Islands and Guam. Recognizing that sharks are more valuable alive than dead, these regions are part of a growing global trend in species conservation.

Shark protection has been applauded by humans all over the world, but what do the sharks think about it? In Jim Toomey's internationally syndicated comic strip, Sherman's Lagoon, a shark named Sherman and his coral reef friends try to keep civilization from taking over their paradise, and, on many occasions, talk about the humans that they often must face close-up.

Here, reproduced with permission from Jim Toomey, are a few scenes from under the sea in Sherman's Lagoon.