09 Aug '12, 8am

Shark-Attack Survivors Join the Fight to Save Sharks

Given their reputation as cunning, cold-blooded aquatic killers, it's not surprising that many uninformed oceangoers might feel more afraid of sharks than sympathetic -- but for a team of researchers from the Pew Environment Group (spearheaded by shark-attack survivors, no less), what's even more fearful is a future without them. Over the last decade, around a third of the world's shark species have been pushed threateningly close to extinction from overfishing, often to fulfill demand for one thing only: shark fin soup. And, as it turns out, the problem may actually be worse than you think. Despite the fact that a growing number of states have already outlawed the sale of shark fins in recent years, the tradition Chinese delicacy is still on the menu in many restaurants across the United States. But while those who oppose such bans might argue that the sharks being served...

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