AQUA-FIRMA Trip Photo on BBC News - Expanding Galapagos Marine Reserve

This wonderful photograph, featured on BBC News, was taken on AQUA-FIRMA's Shark Insights & Photography Dive Liveaboard trip in September 2019.

Hammerhead Shark Galapagos BBC Dr Simon Pierce

The article explains the great news that the Galapagos Marine Reserve will be expanded by 60,000 square kilometres. Credit must be given to the photographer, Dr Simon Pierce, and the rest of a team of researchers who have been documenting the incredible abundance of Galapagos marine life. It is one of the few places left on our Planet where you can see huge schools of Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks exceeding 15m in length, Giant Sunfish, Manta Rays up to 7 metres across and schools of fish so dense that it can block sight of the sea surface when diving.

For the opportunity to see this, gain privileged insights into Galapagos marine life and help to fund shark research & conservation around the world, you can join Simon 8 - 15 Aug, 2022 on AQUA-FIRMA's Galapagos Shark Research Insights & Photography Dive Liveaboard; and / or our Galapagos Wildlife, Marine Life & Photography island-hopping journey 1 - 8 Aug, 2022 for some of the world's best snorkeling, land-based wildlife & scenery.

Simon is one of the world's leading whale shark researchers and photographers; and a Founder & Director of our partner charity, the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF). In June / July 2023, 2024 & 2025 the same Galapagos trips will be led by Dr Chris Rohner - part of the same Galapagos research team and Principal Scientist at MMF.

To read the BBC article click HERE.

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