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Hawaii scientists concerned after discovering finless sharks


August 2, 2019

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Multiple sharks in Hawaii have been found without their fins, raising concerns among marine biologists, a report said.

Three sharks were found and photographed Wednesday on the Big Island without fins, one of them gutted, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Thursday.

Two of the sharks were threatened oceanic whitetip shark species found alive and photographed off the coast of west Hawaii by dive tour operators, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said.

The third was a whitetip reef shark found without fins and disemboweled, officials said.

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