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Hammerheads in Galapagos

The Galapagos Marine Reserve is home to an incredible diversity of shark species. Perhaps its most iconic species, however, is the scalloped hammerhead shark that still congregates here in huge numbers. In fact, Galapagos is one of the last places on Earth where you can see large ‘schools’ of hammerheads. Furthermore, in 2017 researchers identified a nursery site for young hammerheads off San Cristobal island. Evidently, it remains a key location for this species throughout its life stages.

How your support can help

Scalloped hammerheads are under threat from commercial and illegal fishing for their fins, which are highly valued in the Asian market for shark fin soup. Additionally, they are vulnerable to bycatch by trawls, purse-seine nets, gillnets and longlines. Local coastal fisheries also catch large numbers of pups. Global threats to the species led to their reclassification on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species from Endangered to Critically Endangered. 

By adopting a scalloped hammerhead shark adoption today, you can learn about this animal, whilst supporting our efforts to protect them and other Galapagos species. This includes our Endangered Sharks of Galapagos programme, which seeks to increase protections for shark species within and outside the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

Our scalloped hammerhead digital adoption pack includes a downloadable fact file full of information about these iconic species, as well as two digital certificates – one that can be personalised at home and one that can be sent on or printed as is. The recipient will also receive updates through our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. If you wish to find further information about scalloped hammerheads, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, digital adoptions are downloadable via email once purchased. 

Please note, due to remote working in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, there may be delays in shipping.

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Hammerheads in Galapagos

The Galapagos Marine Reserve is home to an incredible diversity of shark species. Perhaps its most iconic species, however, is the scalloped hammerhead shark that still congregates here in huge numbers. In fact, Galapagos is one of the last places on Earth where you can see large ‘schools’ of hammerheads. Furthermore, in 2017 researchers identified a nursery site for young hammerheads off San Cristobal island. Evidently, it remains a key location for this species throughout its life stages.

How your support can help

Scalloped hammerheads are under threat from commercial and illegal fishing for their fins, which are highly valued in the Asian market for shark fin soup. Additionally, they are vulnerable to bycatch by trawls, purse-seine nets, gillnets and longlines. Local coastal fisheries also catch large numbers of pups. Global threats to the species led to their reclassification on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species from Endangered to Critically Endangered. 

By adopting a scalloped hammerhead shark adoption today, you can learn about this animal, whilst protecting them and other Galapagos species. This includes our Endangered Sharks of Galapagos programme, which seeks to increase protections for shark species within and outside the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

Our scalloped hammerhead shark digital adoption pack includes a downloadable fact file full of information about these iconic species, as well as two digital certificates – one that can be personalised at home and one that can be sent on or printed as is. The recipient will also receive updates through our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. If you wish to find further information about scalloped hammerheads, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, digital adoptions are downloadable via email once purchased.