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‘Heartbreaking’ ghost net find attracts international press

A massive ghost net continues to drift, tangling and killing sharks and other sea life.

Three days after the so-called ‘floating net of death’ was spotted by fishermen in waters north of Grand Cayman, its whereabouts are still a mystery.

The discovery of the ghost net, documented Monday afternoon (16 April) by Stingray Watersports’ Dominick Martin-Mayes and Pierre Leseiur quickly went viral on social media.

Their story, and the subsequent search effort for the tangled mass of net has now been picked up by the international press as an example of the threats facing our ocean.

Mr. Martin-Mayes and Mr. Leseiur joined Cayman 27’s Kevin Morales and Kafara Augustine to discuss the reaction to their grim find.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to

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