Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna Lewini) Nursery Areas in the Eastern Colombian Pacific

Yves Lefèvre – Malpelo Foundation
Grantee Malpelo Foundation
Location Colombia
Grant Amount 25,000
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

This grant will allow the Malpelo Foundation to extend the knowledge of hammerhead shark spatial ecology. Through acoustic and satellite tagging, horizontal movements will be analyzed in order to establish possible key nursery areas in the Colombian Pacific. Eight juvenile and three female hammerhead shark individuals will be tagged with acoustic and satellite tags respectively, and three acoustic receptors will be placed along the Colombian Pacific coastline as well. This project will provide scientific data for authorities and decision makers to implement proper management plans in order to protect this endangered species.