Friday, February 22, 2013

Follow the Oceanic Whitetips

From the Pew Charitable Trusts:
In July 2011, The Bahamas declared a shark sanctuary in its Exclusive Economic Zone. Two months earlier, scientists had tagged 12 oceanic whiteips around The Bahamas and created an animation that tracked the movement of three of those sharks. The scientists found that although they are highly migratory, oceanic whitetips spent most of their time within the sanctuary. Sanctuaries are an important refuge for sharks. Learn more:
The Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus Longimanus) is one of the species of shark proposed for listing on Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora which takes place in Bangkok, Thailand on March 3, 2013.
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