As part of the “Save Our Sharks” Project, Nature Foundation has organized the very first Kingdom Shark Count in cooperation with several local dive schools including Ocean Explorers, Dive Safaris and Dive Adventures. The shark count was executed simultaneously on all six Dutch Caribbean islands and in the Netherlands. The shark count contributes significantly to the Nature Foundation’s scientific research into the abundance and movement patterns of sharks in local waters. The count also provides insight into the state of our shark population and seasonal and yearly patterns of sharks on valuable coral reefs. Sharks are very important to the health of coral reefs, oceans and fish stock; therefore this research has great value for the Nature Foundation and St. Maarten.
News Courtesy of Caribbean Gems