The Humboldt and Cromwell currents and the cooler waters of Galapagos draw sharks to feed in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Even though shark fishing is prohibited, illegal fishing continues to threaten their existence. Scientists at the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) recognize that improved understanding of sharks is the key to providing adequate protection.
There are 27 shark species native to Galapagos including:
Even before dinosaurs roamed the earth, sharks hunted through our oceans and even in some rivers and lakes. They are such good survivors that they have had little need to evolve in the last 150 million years!