Shark populations are being threatened by a booming, illicit shark fin trade

More than 70 million sharks are killed for their fins worldwide. Those fins are considered a status symbol in some parts of the world.
Dried shark fins are shown in a window in China's Guangdong province in August 2014.
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So long as sharks are terrifying, there will be shark content

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One of the world's largest set of shark jaws contains about 180 fossil teeth from the prehistoric species Carcharocles megalodon, which grew to the size of a school bus.
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