Sharks have inhabited the oceans for millions of years, they are key species of the marine ecosystem. As top predators, they drive natural selection processes, and are indicators of ecosystem health. Removing sharkscan have a knock-on effect on the rest of the marine community, ending up with undesirable consequences which can affect us humans, and our economic activities.
In recent years, sharks have become an important living resource, with an ever increasing number of dive tourists visiting the region to experience swimming in the midst of schools of hammerheads, or having a close encounter with the world’s biggest fish – the whale shark.
White sharks behavior research in Isla Guadalupe.
Regional Hammerhead Conservation Status
Species conservation monitoring in Malpelo