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The first study to determine the global conservation status of 64 species of open ocean (pelagic) sharks and rays reveals that 32 percent are threatened .

BBC - Earth - Awe-inspiring images capture life in the Atlantic Ocean

Awe-inspiring images capture life in the Atlantic Ocean

The Tiger Shark gets its name from its distinctive markings. Migrating tiger sharks repeatedly returned to their favourite spot around the Caribbean for winter.

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IUCN - A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

Researchers think that humpback whales may form friendships that last for years

Female humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) swim to shallows to avoid sexual harassment- BBC News

The Yellowmargin Trifferfish is sometimes known as the Green Triggerfish. This photo shows a typical swimming posture.

The Yellowmargin Trifferfish is sometimes known as the Green Triggerfish. This photo shows a typical swimming posture.

Satyr Tragopan (Male) by Glen Valentine - Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures

Satyr Tragopan (Male) by Glen Valentine - Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures

Blue Monkey in the Kakamega Forest Reserve, Kenya © Anup Shah ~ Minden Pictures - Bing Images.

Rare Fish Performs "Virgin Births"—First Known in The Wild  The endangered smalltooth sawfish, found in the Atlantic Ocean, can produce young without having sex first, a new study finds. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150601-virgin-birth-animals-sawfish-endangered-genetics-science/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20150601news-virginbirth&utm_campaign=Content&sf9668469=1

Rare Fish Performs "Virgin Births"—First Known in The Wild The endangered smalltooth sawfish, found in the Atlantic Ocean, can produce young without having sex first, a new study finds.

Manta alfredi cruising - swimming with cephalic lobes rolled and mouth closed. Manta rays are large eagle rays belonging to the genus Manta. The larger species, M. birostris, reaches 7 m in width while the smaller, M. alfredi, reaches 5.5 m. Both have triangular pectoral fins, horn-shaped cephalic fins and large, forward-facing mouths. They are classified among the Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) and are placed in the eagle ray family, Myliobatidae.

Manta alfredi cruising - swimming with cephalic lobes rolled and mouth closed. Manta rays are large eagle rays belonging to the genus Manta. The larger species, M. birostris, reaches 7 m in width while the smaller, M. alfredi, reaches 5.5 m. Both have triangular pectoral fins, horn-shaped cephalic fins and large, forward-facing mouths. They are classified among the Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) and are placed in the eagle ray family, Myliobatidae.

Extremely Rare “Pocket Shark” Found in Chance Discovery. It’s hard to debate the rarity of an animal when only two have ever been seen. Scientists recently identified the tiny pocket shark for a second time, and the discovery happened by chance in a Mississippi laboratory.

Scientists recently identified the tiny and rare pocket shark for a second time ever, and the discovery happened by chance in a Mississippi laboratory.

Numerous species have been wiped out primarily by human hunters in the last couple hundred years alone.

13 animals hunted to extinction

Aside from the Falkland Islands wolf, the Sea Mink is the only other terrestrial mammal species in the order Carnivora to go extinct in historic times. Prized for its fur, this tiny creature was vigorously hunted until its extinction in the

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A Squid Flying (Credit: Anthony Pierce ~ Alamy). Squid occasionally joins flying fish above the waves. They just tend to do so under cover of darkness. Squids rarely fly in the daytime

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A Whale Shark, like this one, was spotted outside its usual tropical territory, in the Southern Ocean.

Sooty Shearwaters fly across the Pacific from New Zealand to California's Monterey Bay just to find food. The Sooty Shearwater  is a medium-large shearwater in the seabird family. Source ~ Conservation International

Sooty Shearwaters fly across the Pacific from New Zealand to California's Monterey Bay just to find food. The Sooty Shearwater is a medium-large shearwater in the seabird family.

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