On Monday, June 20, 2011, The Costa Rican Central Bank released the new, improved, more beautiful, and less easily counterfeited, 1000 and 2000 colones bank notes. ¡Tuanis!
I did find it ironic that the government chose to depict a bull shark on the back of the 2000 colone note when they allow 100,000 sharks to be killed each month and do little if anything to curb the brutal practice of shark finning. I think this doctored image of the new bill, posted on the Facebook page of Isla del Coco, Costa Rica sums it up.
Note the, finless bleeding shark and the hand holding the severed shark fin to the left.
It's as if we've learned nothing from the United States and the once-critically-endangered bald eagle - the national bird - featured on all of it's currency and the national emblem of the United States of America. Just plain sad.