Marine Science Today Senior Writer
Environmentalists have just discovered a massacre of hammerhead, whale and Galapagos sharks in a Colombian Sanctuary. This horrible news comes just days after a bill signed in California completed the ban on the trade of shark fins for the entire West Coast.
On October 7, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill banning the trade of shark fins. Similar legislation had already been passed in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii, protecting the entire coast. However, today, Colombian authorities have reported that as many as 2000 sharks have been slaughtered in the Pacific waters of Colombia. They also included that divers saw ten Costa Rican trawlers illegally entering the Malpelo Wildlife Sanctuary, and then found the bodies of fin-less sharks littering the ocean floor.
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