Cocos Island Research Expedition

Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Conservationist Jairo Mora Provokes International Outrage

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Got Mercury?, Gulf Education & Outreach, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Resources for the Media, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Jairo’s brutal murder was an assault on those who protect endangered wildlife around the world. Justice for Mora is crucial to keeping wildlife and its defenders safe in Costa Rica, and won’t rest until justice is served.

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Studying to Protect: Turtle Island Tracks the Movements of Endangered Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Turtle Island Restoration Network is sponsoring graduate student Elena Nalesso an effort to better understand the endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks of the Cocos Islands. Elena’s recently published thesis examines the behavior of these sharks at the remote island, which is located off the coast of Costa Rica and northeast of the Galapagos Islands.

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