Costa Rican sharks threatened

This video says about itself:

The waters off the coast of Costa Rica are home to many species of shark and Cocos Island is a world-famous destination for shark-diving. However, these sharks and others all over the world are at threat from the demand for shark fin soup. Researchers in Costa Rica have been threatened and attacked for investigating this trade and urgent protection is required for all sharks.

He scares cooks… and Costa Rican gangsters? Gordon Ramsay’s new documentary on shark fin trade: here.

Costa Rica protects vast Pacific ocean expanse that is teaming with endangered sharks and sea turtles: here. And here.

Ban the Sale of Shark Fins in Guam! – The Petition Site: here.

Distaste widening for shark’s fin soup: here.

January 2011. Shark Savers (, an international shark conservation organization, is pleased to congratulate the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for protecting dwindling shark populations by banning the shark fin trade: here.

Costa Rica animal photos: here.

Calls to ban shark fin soup growing around the world: here.

Shark Fin Soup | A cultural war, environmental nightmare and multi-million dollar business: here.

Battle over shark fin soup heats up in California: here.

3 thoughts on “Costa Rican sharks threatened


    Can you imagine visiting a volcano — underwater?

    Greg Stone, CI’s chief ocean scientist, recently visited one such seamount off of Cocos Island, southwest of Costa Rica, on an expedition with our friends at National Geographic. Despite the breathtaking views and adventurous dives, Greg’s trip did have a serious mission: To explore seamounts, which — like coral reefs — are rich marine ecosystems in need of protection.

    We’re happy to say that the expedition will be featured in a future issue of National Geographic — so that people who might not know about seamounts can get a glimpse of what makes them so special. Watch for an eNews update once the story is published.


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