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Class of 2014 welcomes 221 new animal species

Class of 2014 welcomes 221 new animal species

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The California Academy of Sciences has detailed the 221 new species they discovered in 2014. The species come from five continents and two oceans, and include finds in remote caves and the...

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The Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the second largest fish after the whale shark. The basking shark is a cosmopolitan species - it is found in all the world's temperate oceans. It is a slow moving and generally harmless filter feeder. Like other large sharks, basking sharks are at risk of extinction due to a combination of low resilience and overfishing through increasing demands for the sharks' fins, flesh and organs. Taxonomy This shark is called the basking shark because it...

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