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SAN FRANCISCO (USA)- The US state of California moves to place great white sharks on endangered species list.

New research, showing only 350 great whites remain in the waters off California and Baja Mexico, led to the unanimous vote of the state Fish and Game Commission to study whether to place the deadly fish on the endangered species list.

The world’s most feared ocean predator may soon get a helping hand in California with the Commission voting unanimously to consider a petition filed by three environmental groups to classify great whites as an endangered species.

As a result, the Department of Fish and Wildlife must now conduct a yearlong review of shark populations ahead of a final 2014 vote on whether to formally designate the great white as endangered.

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