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Poached hammerhead fins traced to endangered populations

Mapping populations with DNA comparisons offers possible tool for conservation

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4:55pm, December 1, 2009

Demand for shark fin soup has pummeled hammerhead shark populations. And some of those sharks are taken from already decimated stocks, finds a new analysis that uses DNA to pinpoint the origins of hammerhead fins sold at market.

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