Shark fin soup contains endangered species: DNA study
Shark fin soup. (Photo: Pew Environment Group)
(UNITED STATES, 8/10/2012)
Americans who eat shark fin soup—an Asian delicacy costing up to USD 100 per bowl in the US—might be unknowingly consuming endangered species.
According to an unprecedented scientific analysis by Stony Brook University, the Field Museum in Chicago and with support from the Pew Environment Group, the shark fin soup served in 14 US cities contains at-risk species, including scalloped hammerhead, which is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Endangered globally.
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