Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island
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Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island

Gabriela Diaz - June 8, 2015

"Most of the ocean is cold and dark. Most of what is known about the ocean is in that upper 1,000 feet or so. You look at…

American Airlines says it won’t ship shark fins anymore
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American Airlines says it won’t ship shark fins anymore

Jill Replogle - April 8, 2015

U.S. carrier American Airlines said Tuesday that it had stopped commercial shipments of shark fins as of March 4. The airline made the announcement via its Twitter account in…

Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island
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Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island

L. Arias - April 7, 2015

A campaign launched Tuesday is asking people and businesses in Costa Rica to donate money to buy a speedboat for park rangers at Isla del Coco National Park to fight illegal fishing…

Following public outcry, Costa Rica temporarily blocks exports of hammerhead shark fins
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Following public outcry, Costa Rica temporarily blocks exports of hammerhead shark fins

AFP - March 3, 2015

Costa Rica's Environment Ministry on Tuesday issued a decree suspending for six months the issuance of permits to export hammerhead shark fins following an outcry from environmentalists…

Environmentalists demand Costa Rica block exportation of hammerhead shark fins
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Environmentalists demand Costa Rica block exportation of hammerhead shark fins

Zach Dyer - March 3, 2015

Costa Rican environmentalists and officials are at loggerheads over what to do with more than 1,200 kilograms of shark fins — the equivalent of about 2,000 hammerhead…

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Eugenie Clark, ‘shark lady’ who explored ocean depths, dies at 92

Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post - February 26, 2015

https://twitter.com/HeraldTribune/status/570720390449922049 Eugenie Clark, a world authority on sharks who defied society's expectations about women's roles in science and the much-feared underwater creatures she studied, died Feb. 25…

Costa Rica joins Ecuador in calling for more protection of endangered shark species
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Costa Rica joins Ecuador in calling for more protection of endangered shark species

Lindsay Fendt - November 10, 2014

More than 20 species of sharks will now receive international protection thanks, in part, to the Costa Rican government. During a meeting for the Convention on the…