WildAid - Manta Ray PSA!
Source - read it!
And I cite from this horrific report.
It turns out that the shark fin traders, in a move to offset diminishing profits due to the scarcity of large shark fins because of over-exploitation, had revived a relatively obscure, pseudo-medicinal coastal remedy called Peng Yu Sai. Peng Yu Sai is a soup consisting of boiled Manta gills, Seahorses an Pipefish that is prescribed to
Tiger Beach - cool Research!
I must say, I really like this.
It's about bloody time somebody took a long hard look at Tiger Beach - both to assess its biological importance and hopefully, one day, to finally evaluate the impact of those diverging diving protocols!
And since we're at it - could somebody please turn it into a full no-take MPA?
Anyway, bravo Neil for starting to tackle those obvious questions
SRMR - first Management Meeting!
Epic boatload: Elisabeth; SRMR managers Ian, Bati and El Ciro; El Diego and Kira from Projects Abroad; and a whole gaggle of BAD boyz - click for detail!
But first things first.
That lady in the bottom right hand corner is none other than Elisabeth Holland, a veritable Nobel Prize laureate! On our boat!
Who would have thought that possible when we embarked on this crazy