24 November 2015

• Sand Tiger Shark, Atlantic Sturgeon Added to Long Island Sound “Concern” List

“…in addition to the shanny and seasnail, DEEP staff petitioned to have the sand tiger shark also added to the list of “special concern” species due to evidence of declining numbers. The sand tiger shark, which grows to a maximum of 10.4 feet, had been fished commercially in areas outside of the sound, she said, and reproduces slowly...

”A fourth marine species, the Atlantic sturgeon, was moved from “threatened” to the “endangered” status to concur with the species’s federal listing, she said.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: TheDay

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