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10 Amazing but Endangered Shark Species (Slideshow)

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Angel Shark (Squatina squatina) – Critically Endangered

“Sources from the 19th and early 20th centuries indicate that the angelshark was once abundant all around the coasts of Western Europe. [...] Angelshark numbers have declined precipitously across most of its range; it is now believed to be extinct in the North Sea and most of the northern Mediterranean, and has become extremely rare elsewhere. During the comprehensive Mediterranean International Trawl Survey (MEDITS) program from 1995 to 1999, only two angelsharks were captured from 9,905 trawls.” (source)

Photo Credit: Philippe Guillaume (et moi) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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9:15AM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Beautiful, shared!

8:55AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

the dusky shark, zebra shark and whale shark are magnificent. wow

11:09AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Thanks. People need to know more about this subject to be able to stop the killings of the sharks.

10:45AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

8:38AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

in awe

5:41AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Thank you

12:55PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

thanks for sharing

9:38AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

Beautiful animals, so tragic they are endangered.

4:24AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

Instead of 'Jaws' perhaps they should make another movie: 'Dentures'?

2:56AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

As alterações do clima os oceanos estão aquecer o aumento da acidez das águas dos mares destroi a base de vida nos oceanos e está em risco centenas de milhões de especies é trágico e sem sentido é uma vergonha Obrigado pela informação

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