Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Whale sharks taste yummy?

The AJC reports that Taiwan wants to whale shark consumption and trade by 2008. The bad news: we may not be able to get those two new whale sharks to replace fill the void left by Ralph's death earlier this year. The good news: people in Taiwan (and other countries where eating whale sharks is commonplace) are starting to recognize that the whale shark population is dwindling, and are concerned. Sales of whale shark meat (eww!) are decreasing, and at least three countries have forbidden whale shark fishing.

And because I think baby sharks are just as cute as baby pandas (in your face, Mei Lan!), here's a link to the zebra shark pups web cam. Aww!

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