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Predators 'need urgent protection'

The great predators of Britain's seas need protection from over-fishing, pollution, boat traffic and marine development, a report says.

The Wildlife Trusts are calling on the government to create 17 protected zones round the coasts of England and Wales.

Whales, sharks and dolphins all swim in the waters around Britain, but for the first time a report has identified where they are most likely to be found.

Roger Harrabin reports.

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