Galapagos shark around Wolf Island

That shark species is in danger following the Ecudorian government authorization allowing the sale of fins. The shark prefers clear water, coral reefs and rocky bottoms, and often swims a few meters above the substrate. A common but habitat-limited species, occurs in depth of 2 m but ranges to the open ocean adjacent to islands, from the surface to at least 80 m. Juveniles seem to be restricted to shallow waters, 25 m or less, which they apparently use as nursery grounds, while the adults range offshore. They are found in aggregations but apparently do not form co-ordinated schools.

Galapagos shark around Wolf Island

Galapagos shark around Wolf Island.

Galapagos shark around Wolf Island

Galapagos shark around Wolf Island.

Galapagos shark around Wolf Island

Galapagos shark around Wolf Island.

Galapagos shark around Wolf Island

Galapagos shark around Wolf Island.

 

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