On land and at sea, large animals are in ‘double jeopardy’

Posted by on June 9, 2016 5:42 pm
Categories: Science

Large animals hunted for their parts — such as elephant ivory and shark fins — are in double jeopardy of extinction due to their large body size and high value, according to a new analysis. The study reveals underappreciated risk to marine species similar to that of iconic terrestrial species, but elevated by key differences in the sea.

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