Tagging sharks in Cocos Island, June 08

ProteusThis is unbelievable, but I’m in Cocos Island and I have internet access! I’m on board the Proteus, a surveillance boat owned by Marviva, a Costa Rican marine conservation organization that fights to protect Cocos Island. The goal is to tag fifteen sharks with acoustic tags, deploy two acoustic receivers, and tag 6 sharks with satellite telemetry. I’m part of a team of researchers from Marviva, the Malpelo Foundation of Colombia, the Charles Darwin Foundation of Ecuador, and of course, Pretoma (the sister organziation of TIRN). We are also accompanied by colleagues of the University of Costa Rica. The expedition is funded by Conservation International-Walton Foundation.

Marviva: Cindy Fern