Researchers Wrangle Sharks in the Bahamas to Improve Marine Preserves

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bahamas reef fish photo

credit: One World One Ocean

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The Caribbean region has been identified by the IUCN as one of the world's "biodiversity hotspots"—meaning that it holds a high concentration of plants, animals, and fungi spread across a large number of ecosystems.

Part of this, of course, are the region's marine resources. The Caribbean is home to eight percent of the world's coral reefs.