- 8:09 pm - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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New photos of the Taiwanese shark fin trade from the Pew Charitable Trusts are heartbreaking.
Image: Hammerhead sharks are targeted, and greatly valued for their fins. A 2009 study in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean found that hammerheads have had a 70% decline in abundance since 1981.
Photo Credit: Shawn Heinrichs for the Pew Environment Group