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More Basking Shark Sightings In British Waters
2012-07-24 08:05:00

Basking sharks, after being protected from commercial hunting since the late 20th century, are on the rise in British waters.

China Places Ban On Shark Fin Soup
2012-07-05 12:31:39

Chinese officials on Tuesday said the country will ban shark fin soup from government banquets and official state dinners within three years -- an announcement that has been welcomed by marine protection advocates, but has drawn backlash from others, who see it as a lowball attempt to obscure the facts.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.