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Cuba coral reef and Havana photos

TH5417-D. Silky Sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) just under the surface. This pelagic species grows to over 10 feet long and sometimes aggregates into big schools of hundreds. Once quite abundant and widespread, this species has suffered dramatic reduction of numbers due to shark fishing. In some regions populations are now classified as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a result of intensive fishing for their fins, which are highly valued as an ingredient in shark fin soup popular in Asian markets. It is protected in Gardens of the Queen National Park off the south coast of Cuba. Cuba, Caribbean Sea.<br />
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TH5417-D. Silky Sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) just under the surface. This pelagic species grows to over 10 feet long and sometimes aggregates into big schools of hundreds. Once quite abundant and widespread, this species has suffered dramatic reduction of numbers due to shark fishing. In some regions populations are now classified as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a result of intensive fishing for their fins, which are highly valued as an...
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Date: 21 Jan 2016
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