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SharkCount

Discussion in 'South America' started by DiveTheGalapagos, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. DiveTheGalapagos

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    If you plan to dive the Galapagos, please install and set up this app at home before your departure. Internet in Galapagos is not dependable. Watch this quick video about the sharkcount app.



    All data you can easily provide will help so much. Funds are always so limited, the sharks can't just depend on the scientists. Neither can anyone who knows how important it is to protect sharks. We're in this together.

    As you may or may not know, Migramar, The Galapagos Whale Shark Project and others are working towards migratory route protections, too - The Eastern Pacific Swimway project. Hammerheads, in particular, migrate between Galapagos, Cocos and Malpelo. They are not protected in the ocean between these marine reserves.
     
  2. DiveTheGalapagos

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    As some may decide to read this thinking it is about an actual shark count, I thought I would add an actual shark count to this thread.

    Darwin and Wolf have the largest biomass of sharks on the planet with 17.5 tons per square hectare (2.47 acres). Cocos comes in second with half that many. Science has spoken. Galapagos is the sharkiest place on the planet! And just fyi...it's not just sharks.

    Other Species in Galapagos include:
    3 species of sea lions
    7 species of dolphins
    20 species of whales
    28 species of sea turtles
    32 species of sharks
    463 species of crustaceans
    592 species of fish
    941 species of mollusks

    And on land or shoreline:
    54 species of reptiles
    187 species of birds
     
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