Fishing vessels near the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, are threatening the shark population by accidentally catching the animals in their fishing nets. The Galapagos is home to dozens of different shark species, and some are nearing extinction. Even a special area of the ocean set aside to protect the sharks has not solved the problem. Listen to a professor explain more about the threat to Galapagos sharks and how they might be better protected.
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