Press Photos: The Los Roques Archipelago

  • June 20, 2012

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Lemon sharks are now protected by the shark fishing ban implemented in the Los Roques Archipelago off of Venezuela.

Credit: Federico Cabello

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Shark scientist, Rafael Tavares, has been studying the lemon shark and other species in this area for more than 10 years.

Credit: Federico Cabello

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Tavares' research has shown that Los Roques is one of the most important shark breeding areas of the Caribbean Sea; protecting this area secures healthier shark populations throughout the region.

Credit: Federico Cabello

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Local fishermen have committed to protecting sharks in order to maintain the health of the ocean environment.

Credit: Federico Cabello

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A marine paradise in the Caribbean Sea, Los Roques offers a wealth of natural resources.

Credit: Maximiliano Bello

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Rafael Tavares on a research trip, preparing to tag a juvenile lemon shark in the lagoons of Los Roques.

Credit: Maximiliano Bello