The winners of the 2011 Oceans in Focus Contest have been announced. Terry Goss of San Francisco, California, was awarded the Grand-Prize for his image of a blue shark taken off the coast of Rhode Island with a rusted hook protruding from its lower jaw. The shark in this image was caught by a longline fishing vessel, a method of fishing that historically resulted in bycatch of non-target species such as sharks, turtles and seabirds.
Other award winners were Peri Paleracio, George Stoyle and Frank Baensch. Congratulations to them all.