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A porter delivers a 200-pound pirarucú to a fishmonger at the Mercado Moderno in Manaus, Brazil, Monday, January 9, 2006. Fishmongers from the city's public markets arrive in the wee hours of the morning to buy their stocks for the day directly from the boats. The Amazon river system boasts more different species of fish than the Atlantic Ocean, but as population increases, so does the pressure on fish stocks in the vast river. The air-breathing pirarucú is under so much pressure that there is a ban on fishing. Poachers still deliver the goods. (Kevin Moloney for the New York Times)
A porter delivers a 200-pound pirarucú to a fishmonger at the Mercado Moderno in Manaus, Brazil, Monday, January 9, 2006. Fishmongers from the city's public markets arrive in the wee hours of the morning to buy their stocks for the day directly from the boats. The Amazon river system boasts more different species of fish than the Atlantic Ocean, but as population increases, so does the pressure on fish stocks in the vast river. The air-breathing pirarucú is under so much...
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