Friday, August 19, 2011

Porbeagle - great Video, horrible News!

Porbeagles, by Kristen Campbell

Check out this video by Simon Spear.
It is about Porbeagles that can be found off the coast of Cornwall and like he says, what a beautiful animal!
Porbeagles are classified as vulnerable globally but critically endangered in the Eastern North Atlantic and Mediterranean, this because of targeted fishing, usually by longline, as they are prized for their meat.

But not only because of that,
This Shark aggregates in schools and is thus particularly vulnerable to being caught in nets - and yet again, a whole school of Porbeagle has been netted and discarded as bycatch.

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