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Galapagos shark

Carcharhinus galapagensis

Description:

The Galapagos shark favors clear reef environments around oceanic islands.

Habitat:

Off of Kicker Rock, San Cristobal, Galapagos

Notes:

We also saw whitetip reef sharks & a huge hammerhead.

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7 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks katmc! Unfortunately none of my photos came out so the image is actually a still from the video my husband took with his go pro.

katmc2020
katmc2020 6 years ago

Looks like you were in a aquarium but like the picture and video though!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Very cool blogs from Galapagos Karen :)

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks Jacob!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Stunning encounter! Great, Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks Gerardo. Luc took the video with his go pro but unfortunately it kept fogging up so the images aren't very clear.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Very nice great spot the video great :):)

Parroquia El Progresso, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.77, Long: -89.52

Spotted on Dec 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 25, 2012

Spotted for mission

Reference

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