Cocos Island

Turtle Island Attends Historic Convention on Migratory Species to Promote the Record Number of Protections Proposed for Sharks, Rays & Marine Mammals

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Resources for the Media, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Executive Director Todd Steiner and Conservation Science Director Alex Hearn are in Quito, Ecuador attending the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) to lobby for the inclusion of several species needing greater protection including silky sharks, hammerhead shark, mobula ray’s and other marine species such as the polar bear.

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Shark Scientists Focus on Finding Out Where Threatened Sharks Swim at International Bogotá Conference

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Gulf Education & Outreach, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Shark scientists gathered last week at a conference organized by the Colombian Presidential Agency for International Cooperation to learn how to effectively track the migration patterns and behavior of threatened sharks species with specialized underwater acoustic tags,* as well as strengthen the Latin-American Migramar network of scientists studying marine migratory patterns in the Eastern Pacific.

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Green turtle links Costa Rica’s Cocos Island with Ecuador’s Galapagos

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Sea Turtles

One normal migration for turtles, one giant discovery for humankind. With his 14-day journey from the waters of Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park to the Galapagos Marine Reserve in Ecuador, “Sanjay,” an endangered green sea turtle, established the first direct migration link between the two protected areas.

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