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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

Tiger Shark

Tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) are found throughout warm tropical waters and are known to migrate into the Caribbean during the winter months. They are one of the largest marine predators and are
Nurse shark. Photo credit- Hans Leijnse: SHAPE/DCNA

Nurse Shark

Nurse Sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) are one of the most common species in the Dutch Caribbean. During the day they are cryptic but at night the shark will forage for small fish, mollusks and

Whale Shark

Whale sharks are the gentle giants of the seas. They are found throughout the world’s tropical and temperate oceans and feed on plankton, small crustaceans and very small fishes

Caribbean Reef Shark

The Caribbean reef shark (Carcharinhus perezi) is a stereotypical looking reef dwelling shark. It occurs all throughout the Caribbean, south to Brazil and is classified as “near threatened”
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