Thousands of Hammerhead sharks call the Galapagos Islands home and can be found across the archipelago when diving and snorkeling. The Galapagos- in combination with Columbia, and Cocos Islands off of Costa Rico- form the Hammerhead Triangle; one of the most abundant regions of the planet to find Hammerhead sharks.
Hammerhead sharks migrate to the Galapagos Islands annually and are often found in groups of up to 300 in the waters surrounding the northern islands of Darwin and Wolf during the months of December to May.
A unique trait of the Hammerhead is their eyes, offset at both sides of their wide heads to scan vast expanses of the sea for prey. The sharks are quick moving and can turn 360 degrees in a second to catch squid and fish. They can weigh as much as 1000 pounds and grow as long as twenty feet.
For many, swimming, snorkeling, and diving with Hammerhead sharks is a highlight of their Galapagos journeys.
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