The day I saw a tarpon roll and take a gulp of air a few yards from my boat in the Golfo Dulce, I thought I had lost my mind. Tarpon are not indigenous to the Pacific Ocean and it wasn’t supposed to be there. But I knew what I saw.
The Lucas Oil 2017 Offshore World Championship billfish tournament concluded Thursday in Quepos with two Brazilian teams finishing in top positions.
Suspects were transferring the illegally transported sailfish to a seafood truck on shore when authorities confiscated the product.
Brazilian divers Thomaz Monteiro and Flavia Passaglia and Canadian Brian Thompson were diving in Costa Rica’s Bat Islands in the country’s northern Pacific when they were approached by a giant manta ray tangled in a fishing line.