The Truth About Plastic Waste in the Worlds Ocean

Sharks are a Critically Endangered Species.

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The number of oceanic sharks and rays worldwide has fallen by 71% over the last 50 years, according to a study that found that some formerly abundant, wide-ranging species — including the Great Hammerhead — have declined so steeply that they are now classified as critically endangered.
The study, published in the journal Nature, found that three-quarters of ocean shark and ray species face an elevated risk of extinction.

The number of oceanic sharks and rays worldwide has fallen by 71% over the last 50 years, according to a study that found that some formerly abundant, wide-ranging species — including the Great Hammerhead — have declined so steeply that they are now classified as critically endangered.

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