Volcanic Archipelago, Biodiversity, Ecuador, Pacific Ocean,Galápagos Islands
Ecuador Creates Galapagos Marine Sanctuary To Protect Sharks

Ecuador Creates Galapagos Marine Sanctuary To Protect Sharks

by The Daily Eye Team March 31 2016, 4:34 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 30 secs

Ecuador has created a new marine sanctuary in the Galápagos Islands that will offer protection to the world’s greatest concentration of sharks.
Some 15,000 square miles (38,000 sq km) of the waters around Darwin and Wolf - the most northern islands - will be made off limits to all fishing to conserve the sharks that congregate there and the ecosystem on which they rely.Several other smaller “no-take” areas have also been created throughout the volcanic archipelago, a biodiversity hotspot around 600 miles (1,000km) off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean.


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