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U.S. tourist killed in shark attack off Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco
Isla del Coco
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Isla del Coco
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U.S. tourist killed in shark attack off Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco

AFP - December 3, 2017

A 49-year-old female tourist from the United States was killed by a tiger shark this week while diving off the Isla del Coco, a Costa Rican island…

5 questions for an English painter in Costa Rica
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for an English painter in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - December 11, 2016

[caption id="attachment_101132" align="alignleft" width="233"] Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times[/caption] It’s a beautiful, sunny morning in Santa Ana; birds are singing, the river gently flows, mountains surround…

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - November 18, 2015

Related: Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase Celebrity conservationist Paul Watson turned the tables Tuesday in his long legal…

Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island

Gabriela Diaz - June 8, 2015

"Most of the ocean is cold and dark. Most of what is known about the ocean is in that upper 1,000 feet or so. You look at…

Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island

L. Arias - April 7, 2015

A campaign launched Tuesday is asking people and businesses in Costa Rica to donate money to buy a speedboat for park rangers at Isla del Coco National Park to fight illegal fishing…

Costa Rican police thank drug traffickers for new plane
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican police thank drug traffickers for new plane

Zach Dyer - October 29, 2014

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) has a new plane, thanks to some drug traffickers. The King Air F90, rechristened MSP 020, was seized while carrying a metric ton…

‘Shark Smile’ illuminates stage and sea
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Shark Smile’ illuminates stage and sea

Robert Isenberg - September 11, 2014

As a story, “Sonrisa de Tiburón” isn’t all that complicated: An explorer flies a plane to a distant island, then scuba-dives into the surrounding waters. Fish and…

Environment and Wildlife
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VIDEO: Killer whales hunt tiger shark near Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

Zach Dyer - September 10, 2014

http://vimeo.com/105756171 Divers with the excursion company Undersea Hunter saw a rare site off the coast of Costa Rica's remote Cocos Island National Park. During the first week of September,…

Could tide finally be turning for shark fin demand in China?
Business
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Business
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Could tide finally be turning for shark fin demand in China?

Felicia Sonmez | AFP - August 20, 2014

GUANGZHOU, China – A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. But now it lies…

Costa Rica fishermen once again arrested as US Coast Guard seizes 2.3 tons of cocaine
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica fishermen once again arrested as US Coast Guard seizes 2.3 tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - July 1, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard captured a Costa Rican fishing vessel and arrested three Costa Ricans and one Nicaraguan suspect off the coast of the remote Cocos Island…

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