Though they endure catch-and-release fishing relatively well, the
trauma suffered by shortfin mako sharks leads to premature death in 10% of
catches. Conservationists are educating sport- and commercial-fishers about
these ordeals in a bid to keep this species from extinction. What facts have
you learned during this past Shark Week?
Image: Isurus oxyrinchus by Mark Conlin, SWFSC
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