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January 8, 2018
Scalloped Hammerhead Breeding Site Discovered
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Scalloped Hammerhead in the Galapagos

The Galapagos really is an amazing place - it keeps surprising us all!

Recent research on juvenile sharks in the Galapagos Islands has resulted in the first discovery of a scalloped hammerhead breeding site in the islands.

Seeing hammerheads while snorkeling at Kicker Rock, or diving at Gordon Rocks or on a liveaboard dive boat to Wolf Island and Darwin Island is a top highlight for many Galapagos visitors. These amazing creatures never cease to thrill even our most experienced naturalist guides.

Knowing more about the breeding habits and locations of these sharks is important for ensuring that key areas remain protected and off limits to some activities that may threaten the breeding sharks, such as fishing. The more we know about the animals of the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve, the more we can make sure this bit of paradise remains pristine for future generations!

You can read more about the discovery on the Galapagos Conservancy website.

Photo credit: Anthony Patterson

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