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Blue Fin Tuna Threatened with Extinction

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January 31, 2012
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Conservation organizations fear that the blue fin tuna is on the brink of extinction. The fish is on the "Red List of Threatened Species” published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and experts say illegal overfishing is the cause.


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