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June 12, 2024 Online events

Webinar: Underwater Wonders of Galapagos

Online • 6:00 pm (UK time) • Free
Two whale sharks in Galapagos

The Galapagos Marine Reserve is a globally important biodiversity hotspot, home to everything from marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins to awe-inspiring ocean giants like whale sharks and manta rays.

Galapagos is one of the last places on Earth where scalloped hammerheads still school in their hundreds and provides a refuge for migratory marine species travelling across the Pacific.

Scalloped hammerhead shark in Galapagos
Scalloped hammerhead sharks, Galapagos © Simon Pierce

To find out more about this remarkable underwater world, join us for a fascinating webinar with shark scientist Dr Alex Hearn, who will be sharing stories from his recent expeditions investigating the health of marine life around Galapagos.

Alex and his team played an important role in the creation of the new Hermandad Marine Reserve in 2022, and he has been monitoring the impact of the new reserve. He is also carrying out research that could help inform the establishment of more marine protected areas in the future as we work towards protecting 30% of Ecuador’s waters by 2030.

Our speakers:

Dr Alex Hearn

Dr Alex Hearn

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Dr Jen Jones

Dr Jen Jones

CEO, Galapagos Conservation Trust

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