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OCEANIC WHITETIPS NEED YOUR HELP!
Only 5 days left to submit a comment in support of listing the Oceanic whitecap shark as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)! Their numbers are declining rapidly and without your help they may go extinct! Take a stand in conservation and #helpsavesharks! Just click on the link below or the image above and fill click on the GREEN button that says "SUBMIT A FORMAL COMMENT"
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Help out Oceanic Whitetip Sharks now!
Oceanic whitetip sharks have been proposed to be listed as threatened under the endangered species act and you can help by submitting a testimonial! Some good things to add in your testimonials would be facts about the sharks, their population status, how they have previously been affected by fishing and finning, etc! Or feel free to copy and paste the paragraph below! Please submit all comments by March 29, 2017!
Oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) are some of the most widespread sharks. Due to their widespread presence, they have been caught as bycatch in large numbers throughout history (Compagno 1984, Taniuchi 1990, Bonfil 1994, Castro et al. 1999). Their paddle like fins are used for shark fin soup, and are highly prized in the international fish trade due to the large size. Due to these characteristics these sharks are under a lot of fishing pressure and they are not as commonly seen in the wild as they used to be. In some parts of their range this species has decline by 99%. It is important we register and protect these sharks before they go completely extinct!
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