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By Lauren Smith Earlier this year a new species of deep water shark, Etmopterus lailae, was discovered in waters surrounding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Measurements of external features, teeth, vertebrae and intestines, along with specific external markings and pa...
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At many Chinese restaurants in the United States, there's a special dish called shark fin soup. It's expensive — a delicacy and status symbol in Chinese culture that's served during banquets. The soup is a hotly debated item in both the scientific and political communities, and it's illegal in 12 s...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
I didn’t like writing that headline an ounce more than you liked reading it. But viewers need to get angry, because Discovery’s Shark Week is a travesty. On Monday, the channel began by airing a completely fake “documentary” called Megalodon: The Monster Shark That Lives. Drawing from the ...
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Taking steps to allow shark populations to return to healthy levels. Globally, sharks are facing extinction because of the demand for their fins to make shark fin soup, as well as other threats, such as becoming by-catch and being used in cosmetic products and health supplements. The expensive soup ...
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