Bahamas

Feb. 21/13

Some sharks spend extended time periods in the protected waters of the Bahamas yet roam long distances when they leave

As the nations of the world prepare to vote on measures to restrict international trade in endangered sharks in early March, a team of researchers has found that one of these species – the oceanic whitetip shark – regularly crosses international boundaries. Efforts by individual nations to protect this declining apex predator within their own maritime borders may therefore need to be nested within broader international conservation measures.

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Date: 
Sep. 24/11
Location: 
Fresh Creek, Andros dock
Bahamas
24° 43' 41.2392" N, 77° 46' 43.464" W

Andros Island is the largest of the Bahamian islands and is home to the Andros barrier reef, the third largest barrier reef in the world.

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Jul. 05/11

The Bahamas announced Tuesday morning it would end all commercial shark fishing in its waters, an area that encompasses more than 240,000 square miles.

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