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US: Oceanic whitetip shark warrants ‘threatened’ listing

General February 5, 2017

In this June 21, 2008, photo provided by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, a whitetip shark swims off Cat Island in the Bahamas. The National Marine Fisheries Service said in December 2016 that the sharks are likely to become endangered. Threats to the sharks include fishing pressure all over the world, as their fins are prized in Asian markets for use in soup. (Neil Hammerschlag/University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science via AP)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The oceanic whitetip shark's declining status in the wild warrants listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, an arm of the federal government has determined.


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