There are at least 5 species of sea turtles in the Caribbean. Sea turtles are endangered in several areas due to the collection of their eggs and the capture of their adult specimens. Sea turtles are reptiles that only come ashore to bury their eggs.
Blue World Foundation works with the BRUVS methodology at the Punta de Manabíque Wildlife Refuge (RVSPM). With this methodology, the abundance of marine species in the different sampling points is monitored. The BRUVS structures (underwater Video stations with bait) are composed of a PVC frame to which one holds a camera at one end and bait in the other; in this way it attracts the fauna and registers its abundance and composition of species in the area that is being monitored.
The breeder or Cat Shark is a kind of shark that inhabits from shallow waters to reefs. Its most notable characteristics are: two barbells that possess in the upper lip and its two dorsal fins of almost same size near the tail. These sharks mainly feed on crustaceans, squids, sea urchins and others.
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Of the Faculty of Architecture and design of the Universidad Rafael Landívar, Melisa Ortega developed the new image of the foundation and the campaign Guate Has Sharks, campaign that will soon be launched with the commitment of always, promote the preservation of our Blue World.
A very special and pleasant thanks to all those involved, especially Melisa Ortega for her creativity, talent and commitment to the foundation.
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Omoa Preservation Corps was in the community of Pueblo Nuevo, Honduras. During their visit they carried out workshops on biology, ecology, importance and current problematic of sharks.
It was at the Lempira school where they shared with 217 children changing their negative perception of sharks. Nobody loves what they do not know, they love what is known because they recognize its value. Blue World Foundation and Omoa Preservation Corps united their efforts so that the Mesoamerican zone knows the importance of its marine ecosystems, that the populations identify with their region, the Amen, protect and conserve.
This project is a collaboration between Blue World Foundation and the Omoa Preservation Corps with the constant support of the United States Department of State.
During April, workshops were developed for the children of fishermen in the community of El Quetzalito. The main theme: “The importance, biology, problematic and ecology of sharks worldwide”. The aim of these workshops was to raise awareness among users of the marine resource to take friendly action around shark fishing.
265 children were integrated into the project, it was 265 children who learned about “Shark Biology” this workshop is added to the efforts to change the negative perception children have about sharks.
The workshops were held in the schools of Creek Chino and Lucila Morales Sosa in Livingston. These workshops reported on feeding, reproduction and the senses in sharks. A huge thank you to Rufford Foundation for the support.