See a Hidden Hammerhead Shark Nursery in the Galapagos - courtesy of National Geographic
According to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Red list, the scalloped hammerheads have been classified as "Endangered", two level below extinction. There has been a decline in many parts of the animals' global range. The hammerheads fins are more highly valued than other species, therefore, highly vulnerable to target and bycatch in fisheries. Any conservation efforts to protect and preserve their existence is crucial.
Ecuadorian biologist has recently discovered a hammerhead sharks' hideaway by the mangrove swamps and reefs of the Galapagos islands. It's a nursery where the adult hammerheads give birth and then leave the pups to feed around the reefs. They have been taking boat trip to attach the tags to the pups to track and study their lifecycles and their habits. Ecuador has been making tremendous effort in the field of conservations and it's pleasing to find more species thrive around the area.