Scientists add shark species to endangered list

Scientists on Thursday added several species of deep sea sharks to the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) endangered Red List due to overfishing.
After a meeting in Oxford, England, the scientists listed all three species of thresher sharks — known for their scythe-like tails — as "vulnerable globally", and moved the shortfin mako to "vulnerable today" from "near threatened".

"The qualities of pelagic sharks — fast, powerful, wide-ranging — too often lead to a misperception that they are resilient to fishing pressure," said Sarah Fowler of the IUCN’s Shark Specialist Group. 
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