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2008-02-19 05:00:00

The scalloped hammerhead shark will be added to the “globally endangered” species list this year. Among the reasons are over-fishing and demand for shark fins, according to discussions that took place during last week’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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2008-02-17 18:05:00

Sharks are disappearing from the world’s oceans. The numbers of many large shark species have declined by more than half due to increased demand for shark fins and meat. Yet researchers are just now learning critical details of their behavior.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.