Shark Pond at Isla Guadalupe
21 images Created 16 Apr 2020
The waters surrounding Isla Guadalupe, Mexico are critical habitat for great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), Isla Guadalupe is a Biosphere Reserve managed by the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP). Each Fall, the island draws divers and tourists from all over the world, who come to observe white sharks up close in the clear waters off the island. A portion of the revenues generated by this annual tourism goes to the Guadalupe Island Conservation Fund, a program supporting the Biosphere management and scientific research vital to understanding and protecting this iconic species. To date, at least 366 individuals have been logged at the island.