Galapagos fish research


This video is called Galápagos Fish.

From Wildlife Extra:

Marlin and wahoo to be tagged in Galapagos

21/02/2011 04:05:01

Discovering more about fish’s lifecycles

February 2011: An exciting new project to tag spectacular large pelagic fish is being launched. The work will be in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, as well as extending to the wider Pacific Ocean and is being masterminded by The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF) and The Offield Family Foundation of Chicago.

Striped marlin and wahoo will be the first species to be tracked, with the goal of discovering how much time within their lifecycle they spend in the protected waters of Galapagos and the locations of their breeding and nursery grounds and where they feed.

Scientists in Galapagos Islands launch rat-bait drop to save unique species: here.

Protecting the Galapagos islands, BBC video here.

The introduction of a new form of fishing threatens to undermine the marine ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands, according to the nonprofit International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA): here.

ScienceDaily (Sep. 16, 2011) — Renewed vigilance over the biosecurity of the Galápagos Islands is needed, based on new research on the risk posed by West Nile virus. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the University of Leeds and the New York State Department of Health, together with the Galápagos National Park Service and University of Guayaquil, have been studying the disease threat posed by Islands’ mosquito populations. They have discovered that a species of these biting insects is capable of transmitting West Nile virus, a potentially dangerous disease for the archipelago’s unique wildlife: here.

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  1. Boat caught with 357 dead sharks

    July 22, 2011 – 3:50PM

    Ecuadorean authorities have seized 357 dead sharks from a boat that was fishing illegally in the protected waters of the Galapagos Islands national park.

    The government news agency said criminal proceedings would be pursued against the crew of the Ecuadorean fishing boat.

    The report says the boat was detained on Tuesday south-east of Genovesa island inside the marine reserve.
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    The Galapagos area has been a United Nations natural heritage site since 1979 because of its unique marine and land species.

    It is prohibited to catch, sell or transport sharks in the reserve.

    AP

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/boat-caught-with-357-dead-sharks-20110722-1hsdz.html#ixzz1SooHVDKT

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