At least ten reef-associated shark species in the Dutch Caribbean
Wageningen Marine Research reported ten reef-associated shark species in the Dutch Caribbean in a recent published study as part of Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)’s Save Our Sharks Project. The most common species are the nurse shark and the Caribbean reef shark. Overall, more sharks were observed in conservation areas than in unprotected areas, highlighting the importance of these zones in shark conservation.
Article originally published in BioNews25
More information: Winter, H.V., de Graaf, M. (2019). Diversity, abundance, distribution and habitat use reefassociated sharks in the Dutch Caribbean. Wageningen University & Research report C105/18.