Published On: Sun, Nov 25th, 2018

Amazing photo of a giant school of fish shows how the marine population is rebounding in Baja, Mexico

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Fish Populations in the Sea of Cortez Are Rebounding Thanks to a Marine-Protected Area
Check out this amazing photo of a giant school of fish in Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur.

PHOTO BY ANUAR PATJANE FLORIUK

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The reefs near Cabo Pulmo, in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, once swarmed with fish—until, because of overfishing, they didn’t anymore.

In 1995, a marine-protected area called Cabo Pulmo National Park was established there, and commercial fishing was prohibited.

Since then, fish populations have more than quad­rupled. Here, a school of bigeye trevallies checks out a diver.

This article appeared in the November/December 2018 edition with the headline “School of Thought.”

Source: The Baja Post



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