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Sharks and Rays Disappearing from the Ocean Deeps

Article: Sharks and Rays Disappearing from the Ocean Deeps

BONN, Germany, May 22, 2008 (ENS) – Today, on International Biodiversity Day, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, IUCN, released the first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays. The research shows that nearly half of them – 10 species – are Vulnerable to extinction,…

Fishing Pressure Pushing Sharks Towards Extinction

Article: Fishing Pressure Pushing Sharks Towards Extinction

BOSTON, Massachusetts, February 17, 2008 (ENS) – Once plentiful sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans, and some species are even at risk of extinction a shark expert told fellow scientists at the ongoing annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The global status of large sharks has been assessed by…