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  Sharks in deep trouble: they face dying out
Updated 17 January 2003, 09.46

Sharks are disappearing from our seas, scientists say.

Millions are caught and killed every year.

Sharks can be scary
Sharks can be scary

And some species that have been around since dinosaurs walked the Earth could soon die out altogether.

The scientists want sharks protected from fishermen in special marine reserves, like tuna, sea turtles and other large creatures.

But more and more people in China are eating shark's-fin soup.

Scalloped hammerhead shark

And boats trying to catch other fish often kill sharks by mistake.

The great white, thresher, and tiger sharks are all under threat.

But hammerhead sharks have suffered the most.

Astonishingly there is only one surviving now for every 10 that were alive in 1986.



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