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2006-11-10 09:20:00

BEIJING - Many species of shark are facing a serious threat to their existence because of worldwide fishing trends, environmentalists said Wednesday. Fishermen "used to cut the lines and let sharks go," said Pete Kinghts, executive director of WildAid, a San Francisco-based conservation group, told a shark conservation conference. In recent years, however, fishermen have kept the sharks to sell their lucrative fins. One-third of the more than 500 shark species are threatened with extinction...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.