The Sea of Cortez is still in relative good shape compared to most of the seas in the world, but overfishing is becoming an issue, and fishing debris is severely affecting some reefs.
Fishing lines tangle around coral heads and damage them, creating a wound that might be fatal to the colony. Ropes, lines and hooks do not stop on the first coral: swells and currePnts keep moving the lines across the reef, killing more corals on its passage, like a silent scythe. If not removed from the reef, this lines could keep killing forever.
We run regular clean-ups on some damaged reefs, like el Bajo de la Choya or Punta Coyote, among other spots.