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One third of shark species at risk


Posted on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 | Comment icon 5 comments | News tip by: Cetacea


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Conservationalists have revealed that one third of the world's shark species are under risk of extinction due to overfishing. Sharks are vulnerable because they can take a long time to mature and do not produce many young.

"Overfishing threatens to drive a third of the world's open-ocean shark species to extinction, say conservationists."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by SpIdErCyDe on 30 June, 2009, 14:21
"One third of shark species at risk"Oh really? I beg to differ. The only ones at risk are you insignificant humans.
Comment icon #2 Posted by stevewinn on 30 June, 2009, 16:08
fact is too many people just don't give two hoots. as are numbers increase it seems everything else is decreasing.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Mattshark on 30 June, 2009, 17:53
depressing isn't it.
Comment icon #4 Posted by The Silver Thong on 30 June, 2009, 18:20
Very ! I wish it was easier to shame people into not killing these awesome creatures.
Comment icon #5 Posted by SQLserver on 30 June, 2009, 19:09
Of course, it is incredibly statistically likely that affecting our world ecosystem in such a drastic way will bring great harm to our own species, but too few realize this.


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