Cocos, Malpelo and the Galapagos are famed for drawing scores of hammerheads and large pelagics. But these animals are more vulnerable than ever to long-line fishermen stalking the highways in between.
COCOS, MALPELO AND THE GALAPAGOS FORM THE THREE PROTECTED POINTS OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC’S FAMED GOLDEN TRIANGLE, THE PINNACLE OF BIG- ANIMAL DIVING. TODAY THE MOST MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS IN THE SEA ARE THREATENED BY LONG- LINE FISHERS WHO STALK THE UNDERSEA HIGHWAYS THEY DEPEND ON. SCIENTISTS IN THE REGION ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM, AND DEDICATING THEIR LIVES TO FORESTALLING DISASTER FOR THESE ECOSYSTEMS.