Smooth Handfish Becomes First Modern-Day Marine Fish Declared Extinct

Source: Inside Climate News

Scientific American

Australia’s smooth handfish has officially become the first modern-day fish to be declared extinct—the latest evidence that the ocean is not too vast for humans to cause it serious harm. Scientists, who declared the fish extinct in March, are unsure exactly what finished off the species, but others in the region are threatened by trawl fishing, pollution and climate change.

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