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Shark Conservation in Belize

Main Project Information
Presented By Earthwatch
Goal Help keep shark populations strong.
Task Study sharks and learn how to conserve their population.
Where Belize
Description

To protect sharks and their habitat, we need to know where they spend their time. This study is the first of its kind—while we have evidence that sharks do better in marine reserves, we have no idea how long a decimated population will take to recover in a brand-new reserve. That’s one of the insights that will come out of this research. The scientists are also looking for insight into how well Belize's marine reserves foster sharks, so you'll help implant transmitters in sharks to track where they go. Essentially, researchers will know marine reserves are working if sharks spend more time inside their borders than outside.

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Website http://earthwatch.org/expeditions/shark-conservation-in-belize
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Expenses $2795
Required Gear

You will be exploring and studying the shark populations off the coast of Belize.

Ideal Age Group Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes
Class Materials http://earthwatch.org/expeditions/shark-conservation-in-belize
Tags belize, conservation, sharks
Project Updated 04/21/2017