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Due to supply issues, our hammerhead shark postal adoptions are out of stock for now. Please check out our other postal adoptions here

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 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. 

The adoption pack includes a fact file full of information on this species, a personalised certificate and a soft toy. If we have the permission, the recipient will also receive species-specific adoption emails and email updates via our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. If you wish to find further information about scalloped hammerhead sharks, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, the shark toy appearance may differ from the photo depending on availability.

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Due to supply issues, our hammerhead shark postal adoptions are out of stock for now. Please check out our other postal adoptions here

 

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 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. 

The adoption pack includes a fact file full of information on this species, a personalised certificate and a soft toy. If we have the permission, the recipient will also receive species-specific adoption emails and email updates via our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. If you wish to find further information about scalloped hammerhead sharks, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, the shark you toy appearance may differ from the photo depending on availability.