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Exclusive: The Cruel Reality of the Global Shark Fin Trade, in Pictures

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credit: Oceana/Carlos Suarez

Many sharks play a critical role in the marine environment as top predators. Their presence and ecological role helps keep everything else in the ocean in balance through a domino effect.

However, a growing demand for shark fins around the world is putting them in jeopardy. Even whale sharks, the gentle giants of the shark world, aren’t safe from finning.

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