Since March 2009, STRP and PRETOMA have led research expeditions to study sea turtles and sharks to the
Cocos Islands offshore of Costa Rica, forming the Cocos Island Monitoring And Research (C-MAR) project. Tracking individual sea turtles
and sharks with satellite transmitters is necessary to learn about their use of the Cocos
Islands and the open-ocean migration route between these productive
islands and the Galapagos Islands offshore of Ecuador.
A recent expedition was featured in the Mill Valley Herald newspaper.
Parks and Rec supe holidays with sharks
By Herald staff, December 15
You might not guess it if you only saw him
puttering about the Corporation Yard, but Mill Valley Parks
Superintendent Rick Misuraca is the kind of guy who spends his time off
poking large sharks with a sharp stick.
All in the name of
science, of course. Earlier this year, Misuraca returned from a 10-day
conservation research expedition to Cocos Island National Park in the
Eastern Pacific Ocean, halfway between mainland Costa Rica and the
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
“It’s so rich there, so abundant,” Misuraca said. “It’s just amazing — one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had.”