The Galapagos shark can also be found in warm tropical waters at depths ranging from 5 to 60 metres. Although the Galapagos shark is known to occur around the world, it is commonly encountered where it was first recorded at the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Galapagos shark closely resemble reef sharks and dusky sharks so identifying them can be difficult at times.
In some locations the Galapagos Shark is a targeted commercial species and in some locations it is thought to have gone locally extinct. Shark fishing inside the Galapagos Marine Reserve is outlawed, however illegal long-line fishing does still occur.
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