Survey Finds Endangered Species in Shark-fin Soup
Author: Kevin Spear
Source: Orlando Sentinel
August 8, 2012
"Imagine a bowl of steaming soup with succulent morsels severed from the tail of a cruelly slaughtered manatee.
It sounds awful but isn't far-fetched. Sharks are served in restaurants around the world in fin soup, even though about one-third of the 450 species are threatened with extinction. And there's no way for diners to know the type of shark they are consuming.
To find that out, shark-attack survivors associated with the Pew Environment Group, working with the Discovery Channel and researchers from Stony Brook University in New York, collected samples from restaurants nationwide as part of the largest survey of its kind."
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