Shark Conservation in Belize
|Goal||Help keep shark populations strong.|
|Task||Study sharks and learn how to conserve their population.|
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.
|How to Join||
Go to www.earthwatch.org and sign up.
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|
|Tags||belize, conservation, sharks|
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