“A Caribbean reef #shark cruises through the water in Jardines de la Reina, a vibrant marine preserve in #Cuba. The Cuban government established the 367-square-mile preserve in 1996, tightly restricting tourism and banning all fishing inside except for lobster, an important part of Cuba’s economy. There are 10 times as many sharks inside the preserve as in the waters outside. They’re a tourist attraction — at two of the many diving spots in the Gardens, they are fed to ensure larger numbers — but to scientists, their very presence is an indicator of the coral reef’s robustness. @heislerphoto was just a few feet away from this shark when he took this #underwaterphoto.” By nytimes on Instagram.
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