Admired for its populations of stingrays, dolphins, hammerhead sharks, and other marine life, Cocos Island is a pristine national park off the shore of Costa Rica.
But right now, poachers are plundering hammerheads in and around Cocos Island for their fins—and the Costa Rican government is failing to enforce the laws that could stop the slaughter.
Fusion’s environmental correspondent Nicolas Ibarguen leads a group on a journey into the shark-filled waters of Cocos Island. Their mission: to bring attention to the plight of sharks—which impacts our own well-being—and the oceans they depend on for their survival.
On Monday, June 8th, Fusion will air special programming in honor of World Oceans Day. Tune-in for “Extinction Soup” at 9:30 p.m. ET, followed by “Shark Land” at 10:30 p.m. ET.