Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sharks and Friends Get Some Good News

Jolly Good
Sharks and other marine creatures are getting a large respite from human activities in one part of Indonesia. So it's not all doom and gloom out there.

According to, a shark sanctuary has been declared around the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia. Larger than Denmark, the new sanctuary covers 17,760 square miles (46,000 square kilometers) of one of the world's richest marine biodiverse region, the Coral Triangle. Protections not only cover sharks, but dugongs, marine turtles, mobulas, and manta rays as well. In addition, reef bombing and fishing for the aquarium trade are banned.

Nice work Indonesia.

Read the whole story here.

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