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Porbeagle Shark Possibly Headed Toward Endangered Species List

posted: 03/31/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
Porbeagle shark
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NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service announced that it is reviewing the porbeagle shark's classification under the Endangered Species Act. Currently classified as a species of concern, the porbeagle shark is increasingly falling victim to the shark fin trade.

A decision whether or not to re-classify the shark is expected by December.

Click here for more information from the Humane Society of the United States

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