US specialists applaud the Cuban conservation policies in a documentary screened at the Palace of Conventions of Havana. The 45 minute audiovisual titled "Sharks: Sharks of Cuba," produced by Discovery Channel, follows the joint work of experts from academic and scientific institutions in the United States and Cubans' to seek information on the marine species.
Similarly, the television product recognizes that thanks to the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries American scholars could travel to the Caribbean nation.
Organizations like the American Mote Marine Laboratory and the Center for Marine Research at the University of Havana were part of the journey that crossed both the northern and the southern coast of the island.
The material, designed as part of the activities for the closure of the X Congress of Marine Sciences, is an example of how the restoration of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana significantly promotes scientific exchange.
In the words of the leaders of the expedition, Robert Hueter, the biological richness of the waters surrounding Cuba is in very good condition, especially in the Jardines de la Reina cays, where experts spent four days monitoring sharks.
Throughout the journey satellite tags were used on the island for the first time.
Moreover, the audiovisual recalls the story of the monster, the largest great white shark ever caught in the coastal village of Cojimar, near the capital. It also delves into the relationship of Cubans with the sea.
This is the first scientific documentary produced in Cuba by the Discovery channel, after the resumption of dialogues at the highest level between the governments of Raul Castro and Barack Obama, the 17th of December, 2014. / CNA.