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Threatened species, but there's still hope

New scientific evidence suggests that a growing number of creatures could disappear from the earth. One-fifth of the vertebrates and as many as a third of all sharks and rays are now threatened with extinction.

 
 

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International fisheries officials adopted new protections in the Atlantic Ocean for the oceanic whitetip, shown here, whose numbers have declined by as much as 99 percent in some areas.


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