The Wanted Swim With Sharks + Other Stars Who Love Marine Animals

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The boys of The Wanted are soooo over hot chicks, so in their next music video, they cast sharks as their love interests. Kidding! That make out scene would not be pretty!

But the boys did recently go swimming with sharks in Australia. Band member and shark lover Max George Tweeted this sweet pic:

Underwater choreography? Max George isn’t the only superstar who loves sharks. Check out the awesome work many other celebs are doing to save marine mammals:

+ Leonardo DiCaprio loves sharks

Apparently some soup connoisseurs can’t be satisfied with mere chicken noodle. In many parts of the world (including here in the U.S.) shark fin soup is high demand. This leads to the cruel capture of sharks, after which they are often thrown back into the water…finless! But Leo DiCaprio ain’t havin’ it! He’s taking a stand against shark fishing and asking his Twitter followers to sign a petition to stop New York’s shark fin trade.

+ Hayden Panettiere loves dolphins

“Heroes” actress Hayden Panettiere is an outspoken dolphin activist. She protested the slaughter of dolphins in the Academy Award-winning documentary “The Cove” (watch it and WEEP) and is a spokesperson for the Whaleman Foundation – an organization devoted to protecting dolphins, whales, and porpoises.

+ Ian Somerhalder loves the dolphins of Taiji

“Vampire Diaries” hottie and animal lover Ian Somerhalder is using his namesake foundation to teach people about the dolphins of Taiji, Japan. Many Taiji fishermen feel like they are in competition with dolphins for the same fish, so every year, the government gives them permits to kill as many of them possible. As many as 20,000 dolphins are killed annually; sign a petition to save them by taking action below!

Is it just me, or do all of the people who support marine wildlife also happen to be ridiculously good-looking? Looks like I need to hang out at the aquarium more.

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Save The Taiji Dolphins

Save The Taiji Dolphins

Sign a petition to end the slaughter of dolphins by fishermen in Taiji Japan.

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No More Shark Stew!

No More Shark Stew!

Sign a petition to stop New York's shark fin trade. Sharks belong in the ocean, not in our soup.