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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rene Martínez Saenz Helps Exposure To Benefit Marine Life

Mexico Pelagico from Pelagic Life.

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Rene Martínez Saenz is a 35-year-old Mexican pool and open water swimmer, currently training for a 20.2-mile crossing of the Catalina Channel in 2017 and a crossing of the English Channel in 2018.

He collaborates with Pelagic Life, a Mexican NGO dedicated to shark conservation, that produced a documentary film called Mexico Pelagico.

While Pelagic Life chases the elusive sardine baitball near Baja California, they stumble upon a crude shark fishing operation that sparks a seismic shift in the group’s thinking. Departing from their original concept of documenting marine life phenomenon, they transform their mission to creating awareness of Mexico’s sea life while creating sustainable livelihoods for the shark fishermen in order to preserve a delicate and critical ecosystem.

Mexico Pelagico is the story of an unlikely pairing of interests as its showcases Mexico’s oceanic treasures of sharks, sailfish, dolphin, turtles and even crocodiles.

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