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Illegal Shark Fishing Uncovered at 'Sanctuary'

Illegal shark fishing in a Pacific sanctuary is detected by monitoring tagged sharks.

June 20, 2016
7:39 AM EDT
Photo: Production still from "Nuclear Sharks." Credit: Photo taken by Johnny Friday, courtesy of Patric Douglas
Photo: Production still from "Nuclear Sharks." Credit: Photo taken by Johnny Friday, courtesy of Patric Douglas
Image: Data tracks emitted from a tag affixed to a reef shark from the Marshall Islands National Shark Sanctuary. Researchers believe that the shark was illegally fished, with its fin transported to a port for sale. Credit: Google Earth, Patric Douglas
Image: Data tracks emitted from a tag affixed to a reef shark from the Marshall Islands National Shark Sanctuary. Researchers believe that the shark was illegally fished, with its fin transported to a port for sale. Credit: Google earth, Patric Douglas
Image: Data tracks emitted from a tag affixed to a reef shark from the Marshall Islands National Shark Sanctuary. Researchers believe that the shark was illegally fished, with its fin transported to a port for sale. Credit: Google earth, Patric Douglas