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BioNews 7

This issue profiles the coral reefs of St Maarten, an overview of hurricane impacts and a mangrove restoration project as well as Bonaire’s proposed World Heritage Site nomination

Shark MOU meeting, Bonaire

20-24th November 2017, Bonaire

Scalloped Hammerhead shark

The Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) is listed as globally endangered on the IUCN’s Red List. Globally populations are facing decline due to the high economic value of its fins and the

Curaçao Board meeting December 2017

Supporting documentation Below you will find the supporting documents for our upcoming Board meeting in December 2017. DCNA restructuring outline: Leendert van Driel DCNA public affairs discussion

Curaçao Board meeting December 2017

Agenda (draft for review by Executive Committee) DCNA Board meeting Kura Hulanda, Curacao: Dec 11-12th 2017 Sunday 10th December 2017 12.00 Executive Committee meeting: Kura Hulanda 16.00 Finance/

Curaçao Board meeting December 2017

Board members Leendert van Driel Chairperson Tadzio Bervoets Vice Chair: unable to attend Paul Stokkermans Treasurer: CARMABI, Curaçao Ron van der Veer Secretary Clarisse Buma Executive Committee:

Shark biology

Sharks are elasmobranchs, with a skeleton made of light weight cartilage and a body covered in ridged teeth or ‘dentricles’. Sharks have swum in our oceans for over 455 million years.

Bull shark

Bull sharks are remarkable for their ability to swim in both salt and fresh water. They can grow up to 4m in length and are considered one of the more dangerous sharks. They eat fish, other sharks and

Lemon shark

Lemon sharks were once very abundant in the Caribbean where they can be found in shallow surface waters to a depth of 92m. Although they are not targeted by fisheries they are considered near

Great Hammerhead shark

Great Hammerheads, which can grow up to 6 meters in length have been spotted in the Dutch Caribbean. Hammerheads are a highly mobile species of shark which is on the IUCN Red List as an Endangered
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