Feb 13

Even the white tips love the Bahamas

Science Wednesday is back with one of my favorite topics. Sharks. No secret that shark populations are, well, about as robust as Mr. Burns.

Turns out Oceanic White Tips may be benefiting from the marine protected areas of the Bahamas.

Experts suggest that the island nation’s marine protected area is assisting the species.

Um… I had not understood this… this is awesome.

In July 2011, the Bahamian government banned shark fishing in all 240,000 square miles of the country’s waters.

Good on ya, Bahamas.  Good on ya.