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Sharks in the Med face oblivion

National Georgraphic’s James Owen reports that the great white shark is among 30 species of sharks and rays fast swimming toward oblivion in the Mediterranean Sea.

The newly published World Conservation Union (IUCN) report identifies the waters between Europe and Africa as having the highest percentage of threatened sharks and rays in the world.

The group blames the falling populations on habitat degradation, sport angling, human disturbance, and overfishing—including fish caught as bycatch unintentionally.

Read the original in-depth report here

Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise Haithhttp://www.divasindubai.com
Sara-Lise is the former News Editor for DeeperBlue.com. She is based in Dubai.

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