Shark hotspots under worldwide threat from overfishing: A global study finds that even the remotest parts of the open ocean offer sharks little refuge from industrialized fishing

Shark hotspots under worldwide threat from overfishing: A global study finds that even the remotest parts of the open ocean offer sharks little refuge from industrialized fishing

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Over 150 scientists from 26 countries combined movement data from nearly 2,000 sharks tracked with satellite tags. Using this tracking information, researchers identified areas of the ocean that were important for multiple species, shark 'hot spots', that were located in ocean frontal zones, boundaries in the sea between different water masses that are highly productive and food-rich.

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