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FAO and IMO launch global campaign to clean up the oceans

Costa Rica is among the 10 lead countries of the ocean conservation project.

Costa Rica expands network of tsunami-alert sirens in ocean towns

Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission (CNE) is installing tsunami-alert sirens in five Puntarenas towns, the institution announced this week.

U.S. Embassy tweet of supposed tsunami causes alarm in El Salvador, Central America

The Tsunami Advisory Center for Central America (CATAC), based in the INETER of Nicaragua, clarified that "it has not registered any event that could generate a tsunami."

Big waves expected at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches this weekend

Powerful waves and rip currents started hitting beaches in the Pacific province of Puntarenas on Friday and will continue throughout the weekend. Oceanographers forecast a new stronger swell likely will bring even bigger waves to Puntarenas starting next Thursday.

Big waves expected to hit Costa Rica’s southern Pacific beaches over the weekend

Waves are expected to reach up to 11 feet high along Costa Rica's southern Pacific beaches, oceanographers say.

Guanacaste receives first tourist wave of Costa Rica’s high season

Nosara hoteliers said that dozens of travelers hadn’t made reservations, and they arrived in the remote village with nowhere to sleep. Some asked to set up tents in hotels’ lawns and parking lots. But after weathering the Costa Rican “winter,” proprietors were happy to see the return of tourism.

Thousands of sea turtles arrive on Playa Ostional

Hundreds of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles have begun their annual decent on Playa Ostional on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Officials from the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) confirmed that the nesting season officially kicked off Sunday with the season's first mass nesting event, known locally as an arribada.

Obama will propose expanding Pacific Ocean marine sanctuary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce his intent to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities, according to senior White House officials. The proposal, slated to go into effect later this year after a comment period, could create the world's largest marine sanctuary and double the area of ocean globally that is fully protected.

Captain was not at helm of capsized South Korean ferry

The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, investigators said Friday, as anger spread over stalled rescue efforts for hundreds of missing passengers trapped by the submerged vessel.

Oil drilling rights at the heart of maritime dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Costa Rica and Nicaragua are headed back to the International Court of Justice at The Hague to settle another border dispute following years of wrangling over maritime oil-drilling blocks.

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