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Ray and Skate Conservation


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Are rays and skates threatened or endangered?

Unfortunately, there are many species of rays and skates that are considered threatened and endangered. One example, the common skate (Dipturus batis) is now considered critically endangered by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). In fact, the IUCN Red List includes 547 species of elasmobranchs of which at least 20% are in danger of extinction. Click on the image above for more information about the IUCN Red List.


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Cathleen Bester