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Playa Zorritos morning

Playa Zorritos morning

In 2019 I volunteered on a marine biology / bioversity / research / conservation project on Peru's Pacific coast based near the fishing own of Zorritos (Tumbes area) organised by Earthwatch and local non-profit Planeta Oceano. The principal focus of our project was the protection of endanerged giant manta rays. They are now protected by law in Peru but are at risk of being bycatch casualties, tangling in (and damaging) fishing nets. A critical part of Planeta Oceano's work is to find ways to collaborate with the local fishing community.

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Photo taken on 16 August 2019 (© 10b travelling / Carsten ten Brink / Flickr)

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