Species composition of the largest shark fin retail-market in mainland China

Species composition of the largest shark fin retail-market in mainland China Diego Cardeñosa, Andrew T. Fields, Elizabeth A. Babcock, Stanley K. H. Shea, Kevin A. Feldheim & Demian D. Chapman  Scientific Reports Volume 10, Article number: 12914 (2020)31 July 2020 Abstract Species-specific monitoring through large shark fin market surveys has been a valuable data source to estimate global catches and international shark fin trade dynamics. … Continue reading Species composition of the largest shark fin retail-market in mainland China

Archive (2017): Ecuador’s sharks face threats from within

Archive (2017): Ecuador’s sharks face threats from within Alex R. Hearn and Santiago J. BucaramNovember 2017 In their Letters, J. J. Alava and F. Paladines (“Illegal fishing on the Galápagos high seas,” 29 September, p. 1362) and L. R. Gerber and D. Quiroga (“Incentives for Galápagos protection,” 20 October, p. 313) referred to the threat … Continue reading Archive (2017): Ecuador’s sharks face threats from within

Coastal sharks supply the global shark fin trade

Coastal sharks supply the global shark fin trade Kyle S. Van Houtan, Tyler O. Gagné, Gabriel Reygondeau, Kisei R. Tanaka, Stephen R. Palumbi and Salvador J. Jorgensen†Published: 28 October 2020 Abstract Progress in global shark conservation has been limited by constraints to understanding the species composition and geographic origins of the shark fin trade. Previous assessments that relied on earlier … Continue reading Coastal sharks supply the global shark fin trade

Piscine plunder: Ecuador, a victim of illegal fishing, is also a culprit

Piscine plunder: Ecuador, a victim of illegal fishing, is also a culprit Endangered species of shark are caught in Ecuadorean nets Nov 21st 2020, The Americas On May 4th, customs officials in Hong Kong impounded the largest illegal haul of shark fins in the territory’s history. The documents declared the cargo to be dried fish, but … Continue reading Piscine plunder: Ecuador, a victim of illegal fishing, is also a culprit

Nemo, the whale shark that returned to Galapagos after 80 days

Nemo, the whale shark that returned to Galapagos after 80 days Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 19:46By: EFE A female whale shark tagged on August 14 on Darwin Island, by the team of researchers from the Galapagos Whale Shark project and the Galapagos National Park Directorate, returned to that island 80 days after being registered. … Continue reading Nemo, the whale shark that returned to Galapagos after 80 days

Graphic Story: The Adventures of Coco the Whale Shark

The Adventures of Coco the Whale Shark | Graphic Story by Mongabay Latam on 3 November 2020 Scientists from the Galapagos Whale Shark project, from the Science Center of the University of San Francisco in Quito, installed a GPS on the dorsal fin of a female Galapagos whale shark to find out what is the … Continue reading Graphic Story: The Adventures of Coco the Whale Shark

Las aventuras de Coco: el tiburón ballena que es monitoreado por científicos de Galápagos

Las aventuras de Coco: el tiburón ballena que es monitoreado por científicos de Galápagos por Michelle Carrere12 octubre 2020 Por primera vez, científicos logran rastrear satelitalmente a un tiburón ballena de Galápagos entrando al Parque Nacional Isla Coco en Costa Rica. El hallazgo es una prueba importante para lograr proteger el corredor migratorio que une estas … Continue reading Las aventuras de Coco: el tiburón ballena que es monitoreado por científicos de Galápagos

The Adventures of Coco: The whale shark being monitored by Galapagos scientists

The Adventures of Coco: the whale shark being monitored by Galapagos scientists by Michelle Carrere12 October 2020 For the first time, scientists have managed to track a Galapagos whale shark by satellite entering the Isla Coco National Park in Costa Rica. The finding is an important test to protect the migratory corridor that connects these … Continue reading The Adventures of Coco: The whale shark being monitored by Galapagos scientists

Researchers study the invasive frog’s role in Galapagos food web

Researchers study the invasive frog's role in Galapagos food web by Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History MuseumOCTOBER 9, 2020 Fowler’s snouted treefrog Scinax quinquefasciatus was introduced on the Galápagos archipelago in the late 1990s. Credit: Senckenberg/Ernst "I have taken pains to verify this assertion, and have found it true that frogs, toads, and newts are … Continue reading Researchers study the invasive frog’s role in Galapagos food web

New evidence suggests China’s ‘dark’ vessels poached in Galápagos waters

New evidence suggests China’s ‘dark’ vessels poached in Galápagos waters Elizabeth Claire Alberts09 October 2020 Chinese squid vessel being refuelled by Peruvian tanker. Image by Simon Ager. In late June, a fleet of about 300 Chinese fishing vessels swarmed around the rich, biodiverse waters of the Galápagos Islands, armed with overhead lights and industrial jigging … Continue reading New evidence suggests China’s ‘dark’ vessels poached in Galápagos waters