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20/06/2024 Events Ocean protection

Underwater Wonders of Galapagos Webinar 2024

Shark scientist Dr Alex Hearn joined us on 19 June for a fascinating ocean webinar, revealing his latest findings on the health of marine life around Galapagos.

Tom O'Hara

Communications Manager

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.

To find out more about this remarkable underwater world, we were joined by shark scientist Dr Alex Hearn for a fascinating webinar where he shared 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.

Watch the webinar now on YouTube…

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