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Endangered Sharks Die for Record-Setting Swim

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Last week, 48-year-old Penny Palfrey emerged from the sea after spending 40 hours and 41 minutes swimming 67.25 miles of open water between Little Cayman and Grand Cayman.

The swim set a new world record for a solo unassisted ocean swim -- but in the process, the crew following her during the swim killed three sharks, two of which were Oceanic whitetips, a species listed on the ICUN list as vulnerable worldwide, and critically endangered in the Northwest and Western Central Atlantic areas.

Read the Full Story: Penny Palfrey Sets a New Ocean Swim Record...But Kills 3 Sharks in the Process

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