Cuba And U.S. Agree To Work Together To Protect Marine Life
(Click to enlarge) Spanish hogfish at coral reef. (Credit: NOAA)
The Cuban and American governments have agreed to work hand in hand to protect marine life in the seas that join their countries, a move that represents the first environmental dividend of a thaw between the two Cold War foes.
(From The New York Times / by Victoria Burnett) — Under an agreement announced Monday at an oceans conference in Valparaíso, Chile, government agencies from Cuba and the United States are to map marine life in protected areas in the Florida Straits and Gulf of Mexico and compile an inventory of shared species. Read the full story »