Tuesday, January 22, 2013
It's a Bahamian 'Ting Shark Stanley
Shark Stanley has finally made it to the Bahamas. Shark Defenders has created a cartoon hammerhead shark named Stanley. The goal is to get Stanley to visit all 177 CITES member countries before the next convention begins on March 3 in Bangkok, Thailand. The PEW Environment group, the UN ADvisory Panel that makes recommendations for cites, has recommended support for hammerheads, oceanic white tips and porbeagle sharks.
The saying, “It’s Better in the Bahamas,” is also applicable for sharks. The Bahamas established a 630,000 square kilometer (243,244 square mile) Shark Sanctuary in 2011 and the first Shark Free Marina in the world is the Bimini Sands Resort & Marina on the island of South Bimini.
While in Bimini, Stanley visited the Bimini Sands, hung out with some local kids and even met his first REAL shark at the Bimini Biological Field Station ( Sharklab).
You can easily print your own Shark Stanley and have fun showing him your part of the world.