|What’s Up With That New Shark Species In Belize?|
|Thu, February 16, 2017|
|Earlier this month, we told you about a newly discovered species of shark discovered here in Belize. While collecting data on the Belizean shark population, Dr. Demian Chapman, a shark specialist working with the Fisheries Department, took a closer look at what he thought was a bonnethead shark. After studying the shark's DNA, he realized that it was in fact, a completely different species. We spoke to Chapman, as well as the Fisheries Department Administrator, Beverly Wade about the discovery...
The discovery of this new species will help the Fisheries Department to update and regulate laws relating to the fishing of sharks.