Shark fin identification Guide in GUATEMALA
For a shark, gluttony does not exist.
The goal of this shark fin identification Guide is to facilitate training for wildlife inspectors, government agents and fishing services personnel in visual identification of the dorsal fins and Pectoral fins in five shark species that have been included in appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild Fauna and […]
How many shark species have been discovered?
A shark can survive for up to a year without feeding! As incredible as it may seem, (considering the large size of some shark species) sharks can survive for up to a year without feeding. According to TiburónPedia data, sharks can vary their eating habits depending on the regions where they live. These incredible […]
NEW YEAR, NEW PROJECT!
Although most people are familiar with 2 or 3 species of shark, such as the “acclaimed actor” the White shark or the hammerhead shark who has more popularity among the little ones being even the main character of one of the coloring books of Blue World Foundation (“Martin and his Friends” published in 2017). The […]
WORKSHOP ON BIOLOGICAL AND TELEMETRY DATA AND II SYMPOSIUM ON MIGRATION ROUTES AND MIGRATORY SPECIES
The week of 16 to 19 January members of Mundo Azul Foundation presented the project entitled “Participatory Solid Waste Management Initiative” with the Community Development Council of El Quetzalito (COCODE). This was the beginning of this project, which focuses on countering the problem of solid waste affecting the distant community of Izabal. With a previous […]
MigraMar held its annual meeting in Panama City from the 13th to the 17th of December of the year 2017. They were present founding institutions of MigraMar, as well as organizations of the East Pacific that carry out research on subject of highly migratory species (mainly sharks, rays, whales and sea turtles). Mundo Azul Foundation […]
THE HAWAIIAN LANTERN SHARK
We present the cover of our calendar of species 2018 that will soon be in our files shared on the website of Mundo Azul Foundation. We keep what we love, we love what we know, we know what we have been taught. (Baba Dioum). The calendar 2018 of Mundo Azul Foundation seeks to disseminate the […]
WHY ARE OCEANS SO IMPORTANT?
A new species of shark was discovered about 314-384 meters deep in Sotavento, one of the islands of Hawaii. The species named, Etmopterus Lailae has an elusive behavior, making it extremely difficult to observe in a wild state. Much of this shark’s biodiversity is still unknown because it is very small and lives in very […]
Oceans are the soul of the earth and of humanity. They occupy about three quarters of our planet and contain approximately 97% of the planet’s water. Oceans produce more than half of the oxygen by absorbing the carbon found in the atmosphere. No matter how far from the shore you live, the health of the […]
10 REGRETTABLE BUT CERTAIN FACTS ABOUT THE OCEANS
From the 3rd to the 6th of October 2017 the first tour for the implementation of the project was carried out: “Environmental education program on the reduction of plastic, reuse and recycling for the preservation of marine ecosystems of Livingston, Guatemala”. This tour had its primary purpose in presenting in greater detail this project to […]
Plastic waste kills about one million sea birds, one hundred thousand marine mammals and countless fish each year. Even after being the cause of the death of many marine animals, plastic remains in the ecosystems to kill more animals over and over again. An estimated 21 million of barrels of oil reaches the oceans of […]