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2009-04-07 08:40:02

One of the world's most mysterious sharks, a megamouth, was trapped, butchered and dined on by Filipino fishermen, the environmental conservation group WWF announced on Tuesday. Megamouth shark sightings are so unusual that every sighting is numbered, this being only the 41st ever viewed or caught in the world. Elson Aca, a Donsol WWF representative, said the rare shark was caught and eaten against the organization's recommendation. The 13-foot, 1,100-pound megamouth was trapped by fishermen...


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2007-03-19 15:01:39

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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