Sharks: “Ravaged by fishing and lack of information”

A WWF study says that between 2012 and 2019, $1.5 billion was generated from the global shark fin trade. There are no specific figures on Ecuador but it is known that its capture and commercialization continues illegally. What is the country doing to protect the shark? Mayuri Castro · July 26, 2021 Hammerhead sharks. Photograph taken from the WWF … Continue reading Sharks: “Ravaged by fishing and lack of information”

UNC institute’s shark survey a trove of 50 years of data

Trista Talton14 July 2021Coastal Review Onlinevia Island Free Press Savannah Ryburn holds a juvenile blacktip shark during her fieldwork in the Galapagos. Photo: Contributed Before “Jaws” with its depiction of a giant, vengeful, man-eating creature of the deep; before Shark Week, Discovery Channels’ eight-day ode to all things sharks; and well before the over-the-top gratuitous … Continue reading UNC institute’s shark survey a trove of 50 years of data

Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle ‘superhighway’

Nell Lewis, CNNUpdated 0752 GMT (1552 HKT) July 13, 2021 Endangered green turtles have been found to move between the islands, as they nest in the Galapagos and forage near Cocos. (CNN) Deep in the Pacific Ocean, an underwater "superhighway" stretches roughly 700 kilometers (430 miles) between the marine reserves of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands and … Continue reading Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle ‘superhighway’

Beaches of three provinces developed characteristics of marine areas protected against confinement by COVID-19, reveals Ecuadorian study

Through satellite images, an improvement was found in four resort beaches during confinement. Angel Paez10 July 2021 In July of this year the clarity of the water can still be observed on the San Lorenzo de Salinas beach. Photo: Courtesy Franklin Ormaza In the first months of 2020, in much of the planet, restrictive circulation measures … Continue reading Beaches of three provinces developed characteristics of marine areas protected against confinement by COVID-19, reveals Ecuadorian study

Fishing for giant squid, in international waters between the coast of Ecuador and the Galapagos, reduces food for sharks

The foreign fleet made up of about 300 ships arrives in July and remains until October. July 7, 2021 - 06h00Xavier Ramos The whale shark, which has fauna associated with it, makes migrations in which it runs into overfishing activities. Photo: COURTESY ALEX HEARN What a whale, a giant squid, sharks, shoals of tuna, birds and … Continue reading Fishing for giant squid, in international waters between the coast of Ecuador and the Galapagos, reduces food for sharks

The Galapagos National Park celebrates 62 years with announcements of new projects for its conservation

This year more than 40 million dollars will be invested in reintroduction programs caring for endangered species Jorge Alvarado5 July 2021 The fauna and flora of the Galapagos National Park are unique. ARCHIVE The Galapagos National Park (PNG) had its birthday on July 4. On this occassion, the authorities announced the execution of projects aimed … Continue reading The Galapagos National Park celebrates 62 years with announcements of new projects for its conservation

From the Galapagos to Panama (and back): Satellite tracking reveals round trip migration by pregnant scalloped hammerhead shark to coastal birthing grounds

Pelayo Salinas de León  05 July 2021 Photo by: Pelayo Salinas de León Cassiopeia, the pregnant scalloped hammerhead shark tagged last February with a satellite transmitter at the Galapagos Marine Reserve, has reached the coasts of the Gulf of Panama, a known nursery area  for this species. After covering more than 4000km, Cassiopeia has provided the first round-trip … Continue reading From the Galapagos to Panama (and back): Satellite tracking reveals round trip migration by pregnant scalloped hammerhead shark to coastal birthing grounds

With Ecuadorian labor and minds, a zero-emission boat is designed to transport passengers in Galapagos

Another advantage of the new ship would be comfort for settlers and tourists who suffer dizziness and blows on the boats they use today to travel between islands. June 30, 2021 - 06h30Ricardo Zambrano This is a conceptual model of the vessel that will be designed by the Zegal project. It will move with environmentally friendly … Continue reading With Ecuadorian labor and minds, a zero-emission boat is designed to transport passengers in Galapagos

Drones are helping to clean up the world’s plastic pollution

Story by Nell Lewis; video by Stefanie Blendis, CNNUpdated 0814 GMT (1614 HKT) June 23, 2021 Ellipsis has developed software that uses image recognition to identify the type of plastic. The company says it's able to automatically detect 47 categories of trash items with more than 95% accuracy. The planet is drowning in plastic pollution. Plastic … Continue reading Drones are helping to clean up the world’s plastic pollution

Tiger Shark Makes Historic Journey From the Galapagos Marine Reserve to Cocos Island National Park

By Turtle Island Restoration NetworkJune 23, 2021 Image via Ocearh / R. Snow Scientists uncovered a new example of migratory movements between Galapagos Marine Reserve and Cocos Island National Park on a research trip this year, supporting global efforts to improve the conservation of migratory marine species. The research trip was supported by philanthropist and ocean … Continue reading Tiger Shark Makes Historic Journey From the Galapagos Marine Reserve to Cocos Island National Park