Thursday, July 23, 2009

Caymans Elasmobranch Police

Cayman Island "Stingray City" is a world class destination for interactions with wildlife.

Unfortunately local operators have not managed to self regulate the encounters at this site leading to a remarkable and industry eye opening government intervention this week - The Cayman Elasmobranch Police:

The Department of Environment has hired a full–time enforcement officer to ensure the well being of stingrays at the Sandbar.

Part of his job is to make sure operators and visitors do not lift stingrays out of the water, that boat operators are licensed and that vessels do not anchor on the shallowest part of the sandbar, potentially injuring the stingrays.

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