Raising Baby Sharks from the Dead

More than a third of the 1,147 species of elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays) are estimated to be facing extinction, largely due to fishing — both intentional and unintentional. Many sharks, for example, wind up dead in Mediterranean fish markets as by-catch. But there may be hope: females sometimes carry eggs that can still be saved. Though they need rigorous care, scientists from various groups have successfully hatched, raised, and released baby elasmobranchs back into their home environment. Read full article here


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