Conservation Groups Want Protection For California Sharks
August 14, 2012
"As the Discovery Channel kicks off its annual Shark Week, conservation groups are petitioning the government to protect the ferocious ocean predators living off the coast of California.
Citing a declining population, Oceana, The Center for Biological Diversity, and SharkStewards filed a scientific petition with the National Marine Fisheries Service seeking to protect great white sharks living off the West Coast under the Endangered Species Act.
“There could be fewer than 100 breeding females left,” said Geoff Shester, a director for Oceana, an international group focused on ocean conservation. “Numbers in this range are lower than most species currently listed as endangered.”"
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