Rare species of shark is found on island

2 02 2010

Was found in Philippine Malapascua island a rare species of shark Alopias vulpinus, fox shark known. Is known for its long tail, is at serious risk of extinction. Their fins are usually used in Chinese restaurants.

According to researchers, this copy is very difficult to be observed in the open sea.

The first serious initiative to promote the preservation and observe the behavior of the animal was established five years ago by British scientist Simon Oliver. Oliver is the founder of the Project for the Study and Conservation of Sharks Fox (TSRCP) in the Philippines.

By Carla Layane

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