In wake of brutal murder, a nonprofit is born

Liona Lovings, now 52, grew up in the town of Pearl Lagoon, on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua near Bluefields. Nicaragua is currently the second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and the Caribbean coast is a particularly difficult part of the country to live in — it’s largely jungle, and is even poorer than the rest … Continue reading

What’s it like to massage a shark?

Alison Edmunds, now 35 years old, works as the exhibit manager at Melbourne Aquarium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Aquarists from the aquarium occasionally catch wild sharks outside the aquarium and bring them in for public display in the aquarium’s large tank, or oceanarium. Here the sharks may also be used in groundbreaking shark reproduction research. … Continue reading