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The giant Southeast Asian catfish is in danger of extinction, a recent report concluded.

According to the report, "River of Giants: Giant Fish of the Mekong," a plan to build hydropower dams along the Mekong River in Laos will threaten the survival the Mekong giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas).  The conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the report in July and is concerned that the 11 planned dams would block the migration route of the giant catfish.

Read more: A damming effect on giant catfish

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