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Contenido Content 4 Great White Sharks in Guadeloupe

Grandes tiburones blancos en Guadalupe

34 Yellowstone National Park

Parque Nacional Yellowstone

76 Acuarios al alcance de todos con moderna tecnología

98 Contango victorious in the 2015 Dominican Billfish Triple-Header Series Contango logra victoria en la serie Dominican Billfish Triple-Header 2015

118 Nature’s Artistic Hand

La mano artística de la naturaleza

162 Pesca de Sábalo, deporte extremo en Costa Rica 176 Guy Harvey Outpost’s Popular “Burning Wahoo”

Bonfire series Tournament Returns to Old Bahama Bay for February 2016

186 How to Clean a Waterline 210 Mako Sarks competing in historic Guy Harvey great shark race log more than 22,900 miles so far

228 Tecnología Marina

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ol y Mar Magazine es la primera y única revista digital bilingüe en el mundo que incluye información sobre turismo, pesca, industria marítima, hostelería, recreación, pesca deportiva y propiedades frente al mar, que ofrece a nuestros lectores una variedad de diferentes temas de interés en cada una de sus ediciones. Sol y Mar Magazine se puede encontrar fácilmente en los principales buscadores de Internet por texto o por palabras clave, así como en nuestra página web: www.solymarmagazine.com. Sol y Mar Magazine se envía a decenas de miles de personas e instituciones, de las cuales el 89% se encuentran en el sur de la Florida y el resto en distintos países de todos los continentes. La edad promedio de nuestros lectores oscila entre 20 y 65 años de edad. Si desea ampliar su negocio, especialmente en el poderoso mercado hispano, le sugerimos anunciarse en nuestra revista. ¡Bienvenido a bordo de Sol y Mar Magazine! www.solymarmagazine.com

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GREAT WHITE SHARKS IN GUADELOUPE By Pat Ford

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’ve had some great shark diving trips with Eli Martinez and Shark Diver Magazine – Tiger Beach, hammerheads in Bimini and now Great Whites off the Island of Guadeloupe. If you like to scuba dive, you should really consider signing up for one of Eli’s trips. Our latest adventure took me to San Diego where I met Eli and the rest of our group.  My diving buddy and fellow photographer, Co. Hunter Ledbetter, USMC-Retired chose this trip because the water is clear (probably averaging 50’ visibility) and relatively warm (73-74) for white shark habitat. We took a Van down to Ensenada, Mx. where we boarded the Sea Escape and took off for Guadeloupe about 190 miles away.  With a cruising speed of 9kns, we were anchored and launching cages the next morning.  The plan was to put 4 people in a cage at a time using Hooka rigs for air.  I had a 5 mm wetsuit and a hood and was glad it wasn’t any lighter – Seventy three degrees is cold by Miami standards and we weren’t swimming around, so an hour in the cage was just fine. The crew used two halves of pretty rotten tuna as bait and added some liquid chum to the mix, most of which drifted right over us.  The sharks would appear out of the mist so we were constantly turning around, looking in all directions,  but some of them still snuck up on us. 

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The sharks were huge but came in very slowly and were not very aggressive on the baits. Most just swam in, looked at all of us and then left.  A few actually ate the bait and put on a brief show before swimming off into the abyss.  The most exciting shark was the first that came in.  She charged the bait right up to the cage and actually bit the airline in half before she was thru.  Unfortunately for us, all the rest of the sharks were a lot calmer. Photography was a lot harder than I’d expected.  The water looked clear but there was a lot of scatter from the chumming scraps and bubbles created by the cages slapping on the surface.  At times the crew dropped one of the cages down 30’ which attracted a few more sharks and gave us a different perspective. We spent a total of 4 days in the water and probably say a dozen different sharks.  There were a few slow periods when our only visitors were yellowfin tuna and pacific yellowtail, but the were critters we don’t see in Florida so they were pretty exciting too. For more information check out sharkdivermagazine.co.

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GRANDES TIBURONES BLANCOS EN GUADALUPE Por Pat Ford

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on Eli Martínez y la revista Shark Diver Magazine he tenido algunos grandes viajes de buceo con tiburones en Tiger Beach, el tiburón martillo en Bimini y ahora con los grandes blancos de la isla de Guadalupe. Si te gusta bucear, realmente deberías considerar inscribirse en uno de los viajes de Eli. Nuestra última aventura me llevó a San Diego, donde conocí a Eli y el resto de nuestro grupo. Mi compañero de buceo y el también fotógrafo, Co. Hunter Ledbetter, retirado del USMC, eligieron este viaje, porque el agua es clara (probablemente con un promedio de 50’ de visibilidad) y relativamente cálida (73-74) para el hábitat del tiburón blanco. Tomamos un Van a Ensenada, Mx. donde abordamos el Sea Escape y zarpamos de Guadalupe cerca de 190 millas de distancia a una velocidad de crucero de 9kns. Anclamos y lanzamos las jaulas a la mañana siguiente. El plan era poner 4 personas en una jaula con ayuda de dispositivos Hooka para el aire. Me puse un traje de neopreno de 5 mm y una capucha. Me alegró de que no era ligero (setenta y tres grados es frío para los estándares de Miami), por lo que una hora en la jaula estaba bien.

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El equipo utilizó como cebo dos mitades de atún bastante podrida, a la cual se habia añadido algunos chum líquido a la mezcla. Los tiburones aparecieron del agua turbia, así que estábamos constantemente, mirando hacia todas las direcciones. Los tiburones eran enormes, pero llegaron muy lentamente y no eran muy agresivos en los cebos. 14

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La mayoría sólo nadó y nos miró a todos nosotros. A la izquierda un tiburón se comió el cebo antes de nadar hacia el abismo. El tiburón más emocionante fue el primero que entró. Arrastró el cebo hasta la jaula. Por desgracia para nosotros, el resto de los tiburones eran mucho más tranquilos. La fotografía era mucho más difícil de


lo que esperaba. El agua se veía clara, pero había un montón de dispersión de los restos del chumming y las burbujas creadas por las jaulas golpeando en la superficie. A veces la tripulación hizo descender una de las jaulas hasta 30’ que atrajo más tiburones y nos dio una perspectiva diferente. Pasamos un total de 4 días en el agua

y probablemente vimos una docena de tiburones diferentes. Hubo algunos períodos lentos, en los cuales nuestros únicos visitantes fueron un atún aleta amarilla y un jurel del Pacífico, especies que no vemos en la Florida, lo cual me hizo sentirme muy emocionado. Para obtener más información, visite sharkdivermagazine.com SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK By Dr. Martin Ar贸stegui

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ellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States of America and also the world. This magnificent park features beautiful canyons, alpine forests, hot springs, gushing geysers and many species of wild animals which include bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope. Yellowstone Park is nearly 3500 square miles of natural wilderness that strides the states of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Yellowstone averages more that 2 million visitors per year and is probably the most popular National Park in the United States. It is interesting to note that when this park was created, there was considerable opposition to its creation. Those opposed to the creation of Yellowstone cited their interest in hunting and the need for economic development of the area. Today Yellowstone National Park is a source of recreation and education for millions of people as well as a major economic contributor to the entire area. Now we understand that the preservation of our wilderness areas is very important for our emotional as well as our economic well-being. On a recent trip to this magnificent National Park I was able to capture these images, which stand as a tribute to the conservation of our natural resources.

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PARQUE NACIONAL YELLOWSTONE Por el Dr. Mart铆n Ar贸stegui

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l Parque Nacional de Yellowstone fue establecido en 1872 como el primer parque nacional en los Estados Unidos de América y también del mundo. Este magnífico parque cuenta con hermosos cañones, bosques alpinos, aguas termales, géiseres que arrojan agua a borbotones y muchas especies de animales silvestres que incluyen osos, lobos, bisontes, alces y antílopes. Yellowstone Park tiene casi 3.500 millas cuadradas de selva natural que atraviesan los Estados de Montana, Wyoming y Idaho. Como promedio el parque Yellowstone es visitado por más de 2 millones de visitantes al año y es probablemente el parque nacional más popular en los Estados Unidos de América, Es interesante observar que cuando se creó este parque, hubo una considerable oposición a su creación. Quienes se oponian a la creación de Yellowstone citaron su interés en la caza y la necesidad de desarrollo económico de la zona. Hoy en día el parque nacional de Yellowstone es una fuente de recreación y educación para millones de personas, así como un importante contribuyente económico a toda esa zona. Ahora entendemos que la preservación de nuestras áreas silvestres es muy importante para nuestro bienestar emocional, así como nuestro bienestar económico. En un reciente viaje a este magnífico parque nacional pude captar estas imágenes, que representan un homenaje a la conservación y preservación de nuestros recursos naturales.

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ACUARIOS AL ALCANCE DE TODOS AHORA CON LA MÁS MODERNA TECNOLOGÍA Por Juan Pablo Cuartas

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esde inicios de la civilización la humanidad ha tenido fascinación por los animales acuáticos. Desde los peces que se veían en los ríos hasta en lo profundo del océano, siempre hemos querido observar detalladamente como estos organicismos se desarrollan en sus ecosistemas tan biodiversos. Existen reportes muy antiguos de los orígenes de las civilizaciones asiáticas, donde cultivaban diferentes tipos de peces coloridos en los cultivos de arroz como también en recipientes de cerámica. Todos estos conocimientos nos han brindado la base de lo que es hoy el gran hobby de los acuarios, que en la última década ha avanzado enormemente gracias al avance de la tecnología y la experimentación, dándonos la posibilidad de tener casi cualquier especie acuática ya sea de agua dulce, salobre o marina. Desde un pez Betta en un recipiente plástico pequeño hasta una ballena en un acuario del tamaño de un estadio, todos estas maravillosos ecosistemas están ya al alcance de cualquier persona que lo desee tener ahora mas fácil que nunca. Diferentes tipos de empresas han desarrollado computadoras, filtros, controladores, luces LED, bombas de agua, comederos automáticos, pequeños reactores, etc... con la posibilidad de monitorearlos desde cualquier Smartphone en cualquier parte del mundo con una línea wifi. Ahora con tan solo bajar un APP podemos saber en tiempo real como

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CONTANGO VICTORIOUS IN THE 2015 DOMINICAN BILLFISH TRIPLE-HEADER SERIES

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ap Cana, Dominican Republic - The third and final leg of the 2015 Dominican Triple-Header Billfish tournament series came to a close with North Carolina’s Contango as the series winners. The series, which started last March during the Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic and continued during the second leg at the International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout in June, came to a close at the Cap Cana Classic last weekend. Six boats participated in this, its first annual edition.  “It was persevierance and attention to detail that ultimately earned us victory” explained a jubilant Jeff Stingel, owner 98

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of the 53’ Jarrett Bay, Contango. ‘Team Contango’ had the early lead at end of the first leg, was later strongly challenged by Puerto Rico’s Blue Bird barely holding on to the lead by a very narrow 80 points at the end of the second leg and were able to close with a relatively comfortable 680 point margin at lines out of the third and final leg in the Triple-Header.  “We knew we needed to stay consistent coming into the last leg and that is exactly what we did” added the boat’s Captain, Daryl Brower, with a broad grin on his face. Contango’s name will be the first to be added to the series’ perpetual trophy, an original design by the famed Dominican Master Metal Sculptor “El Artistico” Jose


FINAL STANDINGS Ignacio Morales, and will reside at Marina Cap 1.      Contango 4,100 Cana six months of each year and at Marina 2.      Bluebird 3,420 Casa de Campo the other six months of the 3.      Black Gold 2,210 year.  In addition to a year’s worth of bragging 4.      Thunder 1,960 rights the team received the elegant step box 5.      Liandra 1,870 trophy from Release Marine and prizes from 6.      Tomahawk 1,240 Cap Cana’s Eden Roc Boutique Resort, Mojo, Tycoon Rods and Hook & Tackle plus a little bit of cash to sweeten the pot. Dates for 2016 are tentatively set for Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic April 13th to 17th, Cap Cana Shootout June 21st to 26th and Cap Cana Classic August 24th to 27th.  These dates are still tentative and may undergo some minor tweaking.  We will be announcing ‘definite’ dates shortly.  SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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CONTANGO LOGRA VICTORIA EN LA SERIE DOMINICAN BILLFISH TRIPLE-HEADER 2015

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ap Cana, Republica Dominicana – La tercera y última etapa de la serie Dominican Billfish Triple-Header concluyó con Contango de Carolina del Norte como ganadores. La serie, la cual comenzó el pasado mes de marzo durante el torneo Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic y continuó en el International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout en junio, culminó con el cierre del Cap Cana Classice el fin de semana pasado. Seis embarcaciones de pesca deportiva representando tres países participaron en esta, la primera edición anual de la serie. “Fue gracias a nuestra perseverancia y el prestarle mucha atención a los detalles 100

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que nos consiguió la victoria” explicó alegremente Jeff Stingel, dueño de la Jarrett Bay de 53’, Contango. ‘Team Contango’ se colocó en primer lugar al concluir la etapa inicial, luego fueron fuertemente retados por el equipo a bordo de la Blue Bird de Puerto Rico manteniendo una escaza ventaja de 80 puntos al final de la segunda etapa en el Cap Cana Shootout en junio, y finalmente terminaron con una relativamente cómoda ventaja de 680 puntos al concluir la tercera y última etapa del Triple-Header.  “Al comenzar la tercera etapa sabíamos que si nos manteníamos consistentes ganaríamos y eso fue exactamente lo que hicimos” añadió sonriendo el capitán de la embarcación, Daryl Brower.


ropa de Hook & Tackle, El nombre de Contango RESULTADOS FINALES señuelos de pescar será añadido al trofeo 1.      Contango 4,100 marca Bost y algo en perpetuo de la serie, 2.      Bluebird 3,420 efectivo para endulzar la una creación original del 3.      Black Gold 2,210 victoria. reconocido diseñador 4.      Thunder 1,960 Las fechas ya artesano “El Artistico”, 5.      Liandra 1,870 están tentativamente José Ignacio Morales.  El 6.      Tomahawk 1,240 escogidas para el 2016 trofeo residirá en Marina comenzando durante el Cap Cana durante seis meses de cada año y estará en Marina Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Casa de Campo los otros seis meses.  Classic del 13 al 17 de abril, continuando Adicionalmente al derecho de alardear durante el International Cap Cana Billfish durante todo el próximo año, el equipo Shootout del 21 al 26 de junio y concluyendo recibió el trofeo en forma de taburete del con el Cap Cana Classic del 24 al 27 fabricante Release Marine, más lujosos de agosto.  Estas fechas se mantienen regalos del Eden Roc Boutique Resort en tentativas y están sujetas a pequeñas Cap Cana, ropa marca Mojo, un juego de modificaciones.   Estaremos anunciando cañas de pescar del fabricante Tycoon, fechas definitivas próximamente. SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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CARPIO GRAPHIC DESIGN INC RECEIVES 2015 BEST OF WESTON AWARD

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eston Award Program Honors the Achievement Carpio Graphic Design Inc has been selected for the 2015 Best of Weston Award in the Graphic Design Services category by the Weston Award Program. Each year, the Weston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Weston area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Weston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Weston Award Program and data provided by third parties. About Weston Award Program The Weston Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Weston area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Weston Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy. Mario Carpio - Art Director of Sol y Mar Magazine SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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NATURE’S ARTISTIC HAND By Dr. Martín Aróstegui

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illions of years ago, huge amounts of sand drifted towards the western states of the United States of America. Over time, this sand became compressed to form what we call today Navaho Sandstone. Water, ice and wind carved the Navaho sandstone into the most magnificent rock formations in the country. Some of these formations include canyons, mesas, arches and spires. Minerals in the sand gave these formations beautiful shades of orange, yellow, red and white, turning them into stunning landscapes. During a recent trip to the western National Parks I attempted to capture nature’s artistic hand in making these formations into some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

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ace millones de años, enormes cantidades de arena se deslizaron hacia los Estados del oeste de los Estados Unidos de América. Con el tiempo, esta arena se comprimió y convirtió en una formación conocida actualmente como arenisca Navajo. El agua, el hielo y el viento tallaron la piedra arenisca de Navajo formando las más magníficas formaciones de roca en el país. Algunas de estas formaciones incluyen cañones, mesetas, arcos y capiteles. Los minerales en la arena dieron a estas formaciones hermosos tonos de naranja, amarillo, rojo y blanco, convirtiéndolos en impresionantes paisajes. Durante un reciente viaje al oeste de los Parques Nacionales intenté capturar esa hermosa obra realizada por la mano artística de la naturaleza captando con mi lente estas formaciones que representan unos de los paisajes más bellos del mundo.

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PESCA DE Sテ。ALO, DEPORTE EXTREMO EN COSTA RICA Por Franco Alvarenga

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abían que Costa Rica tiene una tradición de pesca de sábalo conocida en el mundo entero desde 1950? Una especie desconocida hasta el día de hoy (Megalopsatlanticus)para muchos de nuestros compatriotas, ha sido un destino de pesca para personalidades de todo el mundo. Celebridades de Hollywood, presidentes de repúblicas y pescadores de muchas nacionalidades han venido a Costa Rica desde hace 50 años a pescar sábalo en el Caribe, pero específicamente en el Rio Colorado, en Barra del Colorado.

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unque enCosta Rica existen múltiples destinos turísticos en el Caribe, desde donde se puede practicar esta modalidad de pesca, las poblaciones que se beneficiaron de esta pesca están sumidas en la pobreza extrema por las siguientes razones: 1. No existe un programa(o interés expreso) del ICT en desarrollar un plan de pesca deportiva en Caribe. 2. La imposibilidad de obtener títulos de propiedad de los lugareños 3. Los problemas limítrofes y las incursiones de la naval nicaragüense en aguas costarricenses han mantenido alejados a pescadores internacionales desde hace 4 años. 4. Los altos costos de embarcaciones y equipos, sumados a la baja del turismo, han hecho que el deterioro de algunas embarcaciones sea tal que sus propietarios buscaron otras fuentes de ingreso. 5. No hay una federación de pesca de sábalo ni un curso de pesca deportiva del INA orientado a la pesca y liberación del sábalo. 6. No existe un programa de la UNA para marcar, rastrear (determinar rango de migración) y muestras de ADN de los individuos (determinación de peces por zonas y subespecies). 7. Los capitanes que trabajan en la zona pasan la mayor parte del tiempo en labores de pesca artesanal para subsistir. 8. La falta de titulación de la tierra, ya que Japdeva reclama propiedad de los canales impide que se obtengan financiamientos en instituciones bancarias. 164

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9. Existe poca literatura e investigación. Pero pese a todas restricciones para el desarrollo, un efecto inversamente proporcional y absolutamente positivo se ha observado en el Caribe costarricense en las poblaciones de peces: se observa una población de sábalos saludable y que aumenta año con año, cada año hay mas cardúmenes de individuos jóvenes que cazan en grupos de varios miles al mismo tiempo y son frecuentes ejemplares adultos de más de 75 kg. Este mes de mayo de 2015, por primera vez en 10 años, observamos una migración de sábalos a través del rio Colorado y Coloradito hacia lagunas y hacia el lago de Nicaragua. Miles de ejemplares subieron con las crecidas del rio en una migración ancestral que hacia disminuida hasta hacerse imperceptible.

¿POR QUÉ EL SÁBALO ES EL ANIMAL DEPORTIVO POR EXCELENCIA? Razones: 1. Kilo por kilo, es pez más duro y luchador del planeta.

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2. Su pelea en rio es acrobática, sus saltos son absolutamente espectaculares. 3. La pelea en el mar desafía la resistencia y habilidad de los pescadores más hábiles. Después de los saltos, el pez busca las aguas profundas. 4. No hay sábalo fácil de pescar ni débil. 5. No se requiere de lanchas sofisticadas para su búsqueda y pesca. 6. Su pesca se practica en casi todas las modalidades: lanzado (casting), arrastre (trolling), deriva (drift), a fondo (bottomfishing), vertical (jigging), carnada viva o muerta, mosca (FlyFishing), etc. 7. Los costos de los equipos de pesca están en el rango medio, con lo que están al alcance de muchos pescadores.

ZONAS DE PESCA:

• Boca de Barra del Colorado • Dos Aguas • Samai • El cuadrante 9 y 15

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• Frente al pueblo (Barra Sur) • Agua Dulce La locación de los sitios de pesca es ejemplar, las aguas del Caribe, pese a tener una reputación bien ganada de caprichosas y cambiantes, engloban un concierto de paisajes inigualables. Toda la costa de Limón tiene a estos formidables peces. Y aunque se han dado avistamientos puntuales de ellos en el Pacífico, el destino por excelencia es Limón, pero particularmente Barra del Colorado. La pesca deportiva de sábalo es algo grande en todo Limón, pero especialmente en el norte de la provincia, puntualmente en Barra del Colorado. Aquí se encuentran los increíbles parques nacionales Tortuguero y Barra del Colorado que ofrecen grandes oportunidades de pesca ya sea en lagunas, río o el mar. En el Parque Nacional Tortuguero no solamente el turista puede explorar uno de los últimos ecosistemas de este parque nacional sino que también se tiene la oportunidad de disfrutar de una excelente pesca deportiva en la Costa Caribe de Costa Rica.

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VIAJES DE PESCA PROPUESTOS:

1 Día, 2 Días, 3 Días. 7 Días Grupos, 1 persona, máximo 4 personas por bote. El ideal es una pareja por bote.

TEMPORADAS:

La temporada para pescar el Sábalo (Tarpon) ha variado con el cambio climático, las condiciones atmosféricas y del mar (periodo de huracanes) se puede hablar de una temporada baja y una temporada alta de pesca. Con picos de calmura y buenas lunas que hacen que los sábalos exploten en el agua. De Enero a Junio es la temporada baja, mientras que de Agosto, Septiembre a principios de Diciembre encontrará mucho Róbalo. En la costa se podrán encontrar la Macarela y Barracuda, Pargos y Berrugates, Jureles de buen tamaño y Pargos dientes de Perro, mientras que fuera de la costa hay mucho Marlín, Pez Vela y Atún y una gran numero de bancos para pesca 168

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vertical (jigging). A lo largo de todos los ríos de la zona de Barra del Colorado y Tortuguero usted también puede encontrar peces como la Machaca, Guapote y la Lobina Arco Iris. Cuando esté de pesca en este lugar tenga en cuenta que este refugio tiene la política de pesque y libere con el ánimo de proteger los peces todo el tiempo.

FICHA TÉCNICA DEL SÁBALO:

Familia: Megalopsatlanticus (Sábalos,Tarpons, Silver King) Orden:   Elopiformes  (Sábalos / Tarpons)  Clase:   Actinopterygii (Peces con radios)  Nombre común: Sábalo Real /  Tarpon Tamaño y peso:   250 centímetros de largo y 161 kilos de peso, Longevidad: 55-75 años, se estima su crecimiento anual en 2.45 cm Hábitat: asociado a arrecifes;  agua dulce y salada Rango profundidad: De 0 - 30 m  Clima: Subtropical; 49°N - 44°s, 99°w - 14°e

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Importancia:   Pesca comercial, acuacultura; pesca deportiva, acuarofilia, acuarios públicos    Distribución: Atlántico: Senegal, Angola, con apariciones excepcionales en Portugal, Azores y Francia.  Común en el Norte de Carolina USA hasta Bahía, Brasil, con apariciones ocasionales en Nueva Escocia y Argentina. Encontrado comúnmente a través del Golfo de México y el caribe. Océano Pacífico: Panamá y Zona Sur de Costa Rica.    Morfología: Espinas Dorsales: 0 - 0;  Radios suaves (total): 13 - 16; Espinas anales: 0; Radios suaves anales: 22 - 25. Aleta dorsal de base corta. Aleta anal de base larga. Color plata oscuro azulado en el lomo, con costados plateados. Vejiga natatoria asociada al esófago le permite tomar directamente aire, lo que les permite vivir en zonas con poco nivel de oxígeno. Escamas grandes de, 37-42 en la línea lateral.    Biología: Habita en aguas costeras, bahías, estuarios, esteros, lagunas de agua dulce y salobre. Penetra grandes distancias en agua fresca en los ríos. Se encuentra en grandes escuelas en zonas específicas por años. Tiene una gran fecundidad con producciones superiores a los 12 millones de huevos. Su reproducción se da en aguas abiertas.  Tiene reportes de envenenamiento por toxinas conocida como ciguatera , Halstead, B. W.. 1970 

ACCESOS A LAS ZONAS DE PESCA:

1. Viajes de un día. Se realizan desde San José. Salida de San José a las 4:30 AM / regreso a San José a las 8:30 PM. Tiempo estimado de viaje (tierra 2.5horas) + 30 minutos de lancha hasta barra del Colorado. 8 horas de pesca efectiva. 2. Viajes de dos días. Se realizan desde San José. Salida de San José a las 4:30 AM / regreso a San José a las 8:30 PM. Tiempo estimado de viaje (tierra 2.5horas) + 30 minutos de lancha hasta barra del Colorado. 16 horas de pesca efectiva. 3. Los demás viajes, se multiplica el monto de horas efectivas por el número de días deseados.

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Guy Harvey Outpost’s Popular “Burning Wahoo” Bonfire Series Tournament Returns to Old Bahama Bay For February 2016 By John Bell

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he Bonfire Fishing Tournament Series, created and managed by Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts, today has announced dates for the Second Annual Burning Wahoo Tournament , scheduled for February 25-28, 2016 on West End, Grand Bahama Island. Chasing wahoo along West End’s Wahoo Alley and beyond this February will be top anglers looking to take home cash, prizes and bragging rights for the newest edition of the popular “Burning Wahoo” Bonfire Series tournament hosted by Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbour. The two-day tournament will kick off with a Captain’s meeting and barbecue on Thursday, February 25th and will then offer private party events (including a traditional Bahamian Junkanoo), a beach bonfire with a burning wahoo sculpture, and an awards ceremony dinner during the course of the tournament. This past February, anglers in 23 boats competed for the largest wahoo and aggregate total over the two-day Burning Wahoo tournament off West End. St. Augustine’s Fishin a Loan team emerged as the tournament champion, landing the largest wahoo at 63.9 lb on Day 1 and a 60.5 lb wahoo on Day 2 for a cumulative total of 448 lbs. Cash and prizes totaled $30,000. For the 2016 edition, Tournament Director Cliff Jensen said early bird pricing (prior to December 31) is $300 per angler with a minimum of four anglers per boat. Also the first 25 boats registered and stay at the hotel will receive a $200 credit. 176

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Jensen said cash, trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top teams. To register online, please go to: www.bonfireseries.com. Sixty miles east of Palm Beach, Old Bahama Bay has 70 luxury guestrooms, a 70-slip deep-water marina with fuel and on-site customs, and a full array of resort amenities. Available for tournament charter will be legendary Bahamas/Walker’s Cay Captain Billy Black and Dutchess, his 50-foot Hatteras, as a Guy Harvey Expedition Fishing Outfitter. Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts, as part of its “Travel With a Purpose” mission, which combines a unique celebration at Outpost Destinations while promoting conservation, awareness and education, is again partnering with The Bahamas and Old Bahama Bay to benefit the West End All Age School with an end of tournament donation.

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HOW TO CLEAN A WATERLINE

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ashing a waterline is an important part of keeping a vessel in top shape, especially if it stays in the water year und. Always looking to educate boaters on value of regular maintenance, Shurhold ustries offers the following simple steps keep this area clean. efore starting any scrubbing, owners st know what type of bottom paint they ve, so they don’t remove or damage it en cleaning. Users also don’t want to ploy any harsh chemicals that may hurt environment. When working from the dock or boat, owners need a bucket filled with properly mixed at soap, a Shurhold extension handle with oft brush, medium brush, curved adapter d light-duty Swivel Scrubber. leaning a small section at a time, the ected area should be rinsed first to soften d loosen the scum with the pressure from hose. When scrubbing, owners must rt with their softest tool and only move to ffer brushes as needed. Shurhold’s curved apter helps reach those odd angles from th the dock and the boat. or very soft ablative paints, owners should y use a gentle brush above the paint from e to side or use one-directional strokes wn. Pulling up could bring soft paint onto clean hull sides.

Some boaters find it best to clean the waterline from a small raft, kayak or even standing near a sand bar and doing it up close and by hand. In these situations, owners will need a spray bottle filled with properly mixed boat soap, soft brush, light duty scrub pad, Magic Eraser Sponge and suction cleat. The suction cleat lets users hold on to something on the hull while scrubbing without pushing the boat away. As before, one small section should be worked at a time and sprayed with the boat soap. Then, that area can be cleaned with a horizontal scrubbing motion to loosen and get rid of the scum. Tougher areas are then easy to address with a Melamine sponge, like a Magic Eraser. Using this same motion with the sponge, owners will find that the staining and filth come right off. Nothing looks worse than a boat cruising around with a dirty scum line. Simply hitting the waterline with nothing more than a soft brush once a week can keep the hull looking good with little to no effort. Dedicated to educating boat owners, Shurhold provides key tips for boat value preservation at www.shurhold.com. Inventor of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail.        SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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MAKO SHARKS COMPETING IN HISTORIC GUY HARVEY GREAT SHARK RACE LOG MORE THAN 22,900 MILES SO FAR Race Isn’t Without Danger - Two Entrants“Lost” Along the North American Coastline

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hile scientists and thousands of marine science students and the general public follow the online daily satellite tracks and progress of The Guy Harvey Great Shark Race, the competitors – a group of young mako sharks – navigate sometimes treacherous waters providing important data useful in fisheries management and conservation. What started with 11 “contestants” is now down to nine, as two of the tagged mako sharks – the fastest sharks in the ocean – were caught and killed by fishermen. “We are reporting the loss two competitors in the race,” said Dr. Guy Harvey, marine biologist, world-renowned marine wildlife 208

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artist and conservationist. “Like any race, all who start do not necessarily finish. From an original field of 11 makos, we are down to nine with still half of the race to run.” Human racecar drivers who have mechanical issues with their car can retire from a race, only to compete the next week. In the Great Shark Race if a competitor is out, they are out forever – there’s no race next week for these makos. In March 2015, Harveyand the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, along with Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) launched an innovative race that allowed businesses and/ or individuals to sponsor sharks through the


purchase of satellite tags. The tags enable researchers and the public to follow these animals via the Internet as they travel in near real time. The shark that travels the furthest in six months wins, with prizes and bragging rights going to the sponsor. “We learned from professional racing events that public engagement is the key to win support from the community at large as well as recruit sponsors to help with research,” said Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D., director of the GHRI and a professor at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography.

As the study has expanded several corporations are now stepping up their support. One of the first to commit to a sponsorship was Sir Richard Branson through his Virgin Unite Foundation, who provided funding to purchase several of the satellite tags used in this research project.

The GHRI has been tagging and tracking mako sharks for the last several years. An interactivewebsite was created to allow the public and students tofollow the travels of the makos and other sharks in open waters. “It’s been a very effective way of combining research, education and entertainment with the end goals of raising public awareness about these amazing sharks while simultaneously producing much needed scientific data to aid marine conservation”, said Harvey. For the Great Shark Race, an additional website was created that featured just the sponsored, tagged makos that were participating. This site – www.greatsharkrace. com – shows the track the original 11, now nine, sharks have taken since joining the race.The race, according to Shivji, has reached the halfway point and is nearing the home stretch for several competitors over the next couple of months. Hopefully the remaining nine competing makos will make it to the finish line. The race’s most recent loss, a 195-pound male shortfin mako whose tag was sponsored by Palmetto Moon Company,was landed off the heavily fished George’s Bank area of Nova Scotia last month. The mako, satellite tagged and released off the coast of Maryland, had raced for 90 days covering some 2,900 miles before being caught in fisheries. www.nova.edu SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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TECHNOLOGY ADD LIGHT WITHOUT DRILLING HOLES Adding lighting doesn’t have to include drilling holes, running wires or worrying about draining batteries. With Davis Instruments’ RailLight, owners can enjoy up to eight hours of illumination on a full charge. Fully marinized, it automatically turns on at night and off during the day. It’s great for boats, homes, decks, pool areas, fountains or any spot that could do with a little extra brightness. Two models are available, the RailLight Premium and RailLight Mini. The Premium version has four LEDs with a high/low/off switch function, while the Mini has two LEDs with an on/off switch. Both feature a FastSolar charging system to replenish the internal battery storage. Since it is mounted outside, it is always charging, whether rain or shine, even when the switch is in the off position. Every RailLight has a stainless steel cap and post, UV resistant polycarbonate lens, nylon mount fittings, waterproof switching and fully sealed electronics. www.davisnet.com

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TECHNOLOGY FCI EXPANDS ITS DOCKSIDE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM LINE Drawing on the success of its popular Dockside Treatment System (DTS), FCI Watermakers introduces a stand-alone version, the DTS+Solo. With its built-in pump, motor and membranes, boaters can purify up to 3,000 gallons of dock water per day for drinking, cooking, cleaning, storage and spot-free rinsing. FCI’s DTS line removes 99% of total dissolved solids, and 100% of viruses, cysts and bacteria—essential in areas with questionable water supplies. Rinsing the deck and hull with this crystal-clear, mineral-free water will extend a vessel’s paint and wax life, and save time drying. Highly efficient with their GTS (granular activated carbon) and sediment filters, they increase recovery to 70%. This saves money if faced with buying water. The units are quiet, compact, vibration-free and can be installed framed or modular. The DTS+Solo can even be mounted at deck level, independent of the watermaker. The standard, in-line DTS+ is compatible with FCI’s Aquamiser+ and Max-Q+ series of watermakers and is available in an automated version, the DTS+Auto. FCI Watermakers’ DTS line starts at $2,300. Contact FCI Watermakers, 3782 W 2340 S “E”, West Valley, UT 84120. 801-9068840 or toll-free in the US 800-850-0123. www.fciwatermakers.com

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TECHNOLOGY HIGH-TECH GYRO ENSURES SMOOTH CRUISING ON OVATION YACHTS As soon as Jim McLaren, general manager of Orange Coast Yachts in Newport Beach, California, came across the Seakeeper Gyro Stabilization System at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last year, he knew he had to have it. As a result, McLaren made sure the very first 52 Ovation he ordered from Silverton Marine of Millville, New Jersey for his dealership had the state-of-the-art gyro installed. In fact, Silverton Marine was so impressed with how the advanced Seakeeper performed on their 52 Ovation the company is now offering the unit as an option on its standard equipment list for the entire Ovation line. www.seakeeper.com

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TECHNOLOGY KAYAK ANGLER THANKS TORQEEDO FOR BIG CATCH Kayak angler James Van Pelt recently hit an incredible milestone by catching a 300 lb. goliath grouper from his electric Hobie eVolve kayak powered by Torqeedo’s Ultralight kayak motor. After a 15-20 minute struggle, he claimed victory and contributed part of his success to the Torqeedo electric motor. The Torqeedo motor may not have hooked the fish, but it helped keep Van Pelt in the best position to do so. “The Sanibel Causeway is one of the busiest areas for boat traffic in Southwest Florida,” said Van Pelt. “The Caloosahatchee River empties out into the Gulf of Mexico and as a result we experience some of the roughest conditions and strongest currents in the area. The Torqeedo Motor is worth its weight in gold. It helped me maneuver into position and stay there despite wind and current, which normally wreak havoc on us kayakers.” Completely waterproof, Torqeedo’s Ultralight kayak motor weighs only 15 lbs. It’s faster than any trolling motor on the market and can reach speeds up to 5.5-6 mph, depending on the boat. At low speed, it has a range of 26 miles and displays remaining range with its precise GPS-based calculation. The Ultralight is solar rechargeable and can be charged while in use. www.torqeedo.com

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TECHNOLOGY MINISHOCKLES MAKE BOATING EASIER Boaters will find a myriad of uses for Davis Instruments’ MiniShockles. From securing light objects to safely strapping down cargo for an extended journey, these innovative devices make life on the water easier and more carefree. Common bungee cords gradually lose strength and break unexpectedly. Their hooks rust and often scratch. Next-generation MiniShockles are safer, stronger and more secure. Made from durable, black nylon webbing sewn over a marine-grade elastomer, MiniShockles are built to perform. Known as a bungee cord on steroids, the outer sleeve provides the strength needed to absorb heavy jolts and the elasticity holds valuable gear securely in place. On each end of the MiniShockle is a 316 stainless steel wire gate snap with a safe working load of up to 300 lbs.—10 times the capacity of a standard bungee cord. Easily opened with one hand, soft, rounded edges protect fingers and valuable finishes. www.davisnet.com

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TECHNOLOGY MOORING SYSTEM GREAT FOR PERSONAL DOCKS By eliminating the slack line required for conventional tie-ups, PSI Marine’s TideSlide Mooring System also gets rid of the inertial loading usually generated by a moored boat. TideSlides are great for personal docks since they only require one side tie, either port or starboard. They also don’t have to match up with the cleats. TideSlide’s vertical movement absorbs any built-up energy, enabling a boat to be safely and securely held even in the presence of wind, waves and tides. The patented design uses a solid 316L grade stainless steel shaft and specially engineered, proprietary polymer mooring block. Easy to install, they will last for years without any maintenance. Incredibly simple to use, children and non-boating friends can now assist owners when docking. TideSlides feature a built-in hook for stowage. This mooring system is storm-tested and was built to meet the rigorous standards of the US Navy Heavy Weather Mooring Codes. Using TideSlides increases the chances of a vessel surviving catastrophic storms. www.tideslide.com

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Sol y Mar Magazine es la primera y única revista digital en el mundo que incluye turismo, pesca, propiedades frente al mar e industria marít...

Sol y mar magazine edición 34  

Sol y Mar Magazine es la primera y única revista digital en el mundo que incluye turismo, pesca, propiedades frente al mar e industria marít...

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