Cabo Pulmo, Mexico. as healthy as ever, a true example of a successful conservation effort that should be replicated extensively. During the day bigeye trevally form aggregations of thousands of individuals. During night they dissolve the formation and hunt for prey individually.
Shark perspective. we have been feeding them lionfish; an invasive carnivorous fish that is damaging reefs in all the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Hope they learn fast and start catching them by themselves. Jardines de la Reina, Cuba
Jardines de la Reina, Cuba is an excellent example of how the Caribbean reefs should look like.. a seascape populated by sharks. Only in very few healthy reefs around the world is possible to appreciate this these days
A strong effort of sea protection by National and International Universities and NGOs is underway in the Sea of Cortés, México; hopefully soon it will become a protected and regulated area where only small scale fishing will be allowed in strategic areas and comercial fishing would be relegated to very specific and regulated zones. It is a difficult endeavor, too many interests involved, local fishermen, comercial fishing, organized crime and transnational market of endangered species, mining interests, NGOs and government, all with very different visions of how the Sea of Cortés should be managed. But actually, we are at the point that there is not much left, fish has been depleted in many areas. Im sure common ground can be found, if strategic zones are regulated, there would be an increase in the overall amount of biomass in the sea; fisheries, nature and tourism would all benefit from it. Consensus is the trick, and it is highly possible to achieve this. @codemarmx@oceana@conapesca@conanp_mx@semarnat_mexico
Once in a while a dumb movie about evil sharks comes along, so is always good to remind ourselves that Sharks are truly awesome creatures that should be respected but not feared. Behave like a prey and you will be treated like a prey, that is just the way of nature. Be mindful when in the water but never fearful