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2012 Mar 26. Helping a Species That Leaves Few Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

posted Mar 28, 2012, 9:52 AM by Fiona Potter   [ updated Mar 28, 2012, 2:17 PM ]
| By Claudia Dreifus, New York Times.  An article relevant to GSS Losing Biodiversity chapter 7.  Excerpt: BELIZE CITY, Belize — Among conservation biologists, Rachel Graham is sometimes called the aquatic Jane Goodall: She has developed new information about the lives of her research subjects and, like the famous primatologist, she has successfully deployed science to create a constituency for their preservation. …Dr. Graham must overcome deeply held fears and prejudices in her efforts to outlaw fishing of various shark species, including the whale shark, a playful and friendly creature that migrates to the western Caribbean every spring….   Read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/science/rachel-graham-the-aquatic-jane-goodall-speaking-up-for-sharks.html?_r=1&ref=science