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Galápagos shark

Carcharhinus galapagensis


Body brownish grey above, white below - moderately large dorsal fin, upto 3,70 mtrs in length


Mostly solitary, on depths upto 50 metres, quite curious and may approach you quite near


The Galápagos shark looks very much the same as the silky shark, which is more common around Isla de Coco, but the silky shark´s dorsal fins are shorter. Of all the common shark species around Coco Island, this is the one which is most dangerous to humans.

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Spotted on Dec 6, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2013

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