461 - Two Shipwrecks Identified with Kevin Ailes

Episode 29 September 21, 2020 01:40:56
Scuba Obsessed
461 - Two Shipwrecks Identified with Kevin Ailes

Show Notes

Galapagos Marine Life in Danger. These are lights from the 265-vessel Chinese fishing fleet that threatens the Galapagos. The boats are now operating at the edge of the protected marine reserve taking fish and sharks from the major migration route between Cocos and Malpelo, and the world is up in arms about it. The fleet of Chinese “ghost ships” were falsely reporting their location within New Zealand waters while they fished off the Galapagos Islands. Six of the fleet are transmitting false information via their Automatic Identification System transponders. The Ecuadorian Navy has deployed its limited fleet to protecting the reserve but with little hope of stopping the fishing and protecting the animals traveling past. This includes the largest female whale sharks In 2018, scientists equipped with Thruster units on their scuba tanks, managed to make ultra-sound recordings on the distended bellies of three of these pregnant giants, aiming to unravel one of the ocean’s great mysteries -- where do they give birth? But, more research is needed to untangle the significance of the area to whale shark reproduction. “Unchecked Chinese fishing just on the edge of the protected zone is ruining Ecuador’s efforts to protect marine life in the Galápagos,” the former Quito mayor Roque Sevilla has said. ( BBC) [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53562439](http://) **Monster ghost net removed from popular Plymouth reef** [https://www.charitytoday.co.uk/monster-ghost-net-removed-from-popular-plymouth-reef/](http://) **Sarasota Aquarium Breeds Coral For The First Time** [https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2020/08/14/sarasota-aquarium-finds-coral-cure](http://) **San Diego boat rental business booming amid coronavirus pandemic** [https://www.10news.com/rebound/san-diego-boat-rental-business-booming-amid-coronavirus-pandemic](http://) **Art shop makes product out of scuba diving tanks** [https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/business/art-shop-ventures-into-making-new-products-out-of-scuba-diving-tanks/](http://) **ECU students document shipwreck in the Tar River** [https://www.witn.com/2020/08/20/ecu-students-document-shipwreck-in-the-tar-river/](http://)

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