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Adopt a Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Adopt a Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Iconic marine predator

The scalloped hammerhead shark is one of the most iconic marine species of the Galapagos, and the Galapagos Marine Reserve remains one of the best places in the world to see them. Scalloped hammerhead sharks live in warm temperate and tropical coastal waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Most adults lead solitary lives but sometimes may be seen in pairs. However, in some parts of the world, including Darwin Island in the northern Galapagos, several hundred scalloped hammerheads come together to form large schools to migrate toward the poles over the summer.


Bronze package

You will receive: - Personalized certificate of sponsorship (digital) - Welcome letter (digital) - Information leaflet on the species (digital)
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Silver package

You will receive: - Everything from the Bronze Package, PLUS - A set of 5 digital postcards of a species in a printable format
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Gold package

You will receive: - Everything from the Silver Package, PLUS - CDF coffee mug (US addresses only)
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Hammerhead schooling
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How your adoption helps

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By adopting a scalloped hammerhead shark you will contribute to our mission of developing a strong scientific basis for the development of effective management and conservation strategies that will ensure their long-term protection. Scalloped hammerhead sharks are threatened by commercial and illegal fishing, as well as climate change. They are also taken as bycatch by vessels targeting shrimp or bony fishes. Our work is therefore of incredible importance.

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