Finding the Truth at the End of a Longline – Cocos Island
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Sharks, marble rays, dolphin, turtle… These are some of the wonderful creatures divers dreams of seeing during every dive. Never would a diver ever dream of seeing ALL of these animals in one place… On a long line… Dead.
Right now there are reports of pregnant sharks found on these long lines as well as another megafauna at Cocos Island, Costa Rica. The illegal fishing is increasing, as the ocean’s apex predators are decreasing. These reports are disheartening, hence we are taking matters into our own hands.
“We cannot stop this activity unless we can show local people the beauty and importance of an intact Cocos ecosystem. We also need to provide viable economic alternatives,” says Georgienne Bradley, Sea Save Foundation’s executive director. Sea Save is packing up and leaving for Cocos Island tomorrow. The team is eager to get in the water to witness first hand what is going on.
Stay tuned as Sea Save reports their findings. We believe knowledge is power and power comes in numbers; so tell your friends about our story and check back often!
Sea Save Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization EIN: 20-0403083. We received the GuideStar Platinum seal of approval in GuideStar’s Exchange program, meaning we have obtained their highest rating for transparency and legitimacy as an organization.