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Shark Fins Traced to Home Waters Using DNA — A First

For the first time, scientists have used DNA from shark fins to determine where they came from. The researchers traced finds from the scalloped hammerhead shark species—collected at the world’s biggest fin market in Hong Kong—back to rare populations in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans.

Posted at 4:24pm and tagged with: environment, DNA, biotecnology, shark fins,.

Shark Fins Traced to Home Waters Using DNA — A First

For the first time, scientists have used DNA from shark fins to determine where they came from. The researchers traced finds from the scalloped hammerhead shark species—collected at the world’s biggest fin market in Hong Kong—back to rare populations in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans.

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