whale shark and winghead closer to extinction


whale sharks and winghead sharks are closer to extinction because of human fishing, and recently the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) added them to the endangered species list. beside being threatened by the illegal trading, whale sharks are often killed by ship propellers or being fished out as by-catch. winghead sharks are often caught and killed because they get entangled in fishing nets due to their head shape.


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