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Hammerhead tragedy on Fuerteventura

Volker Berbig

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Smooth Hammerhead Shark

Dr. E. K. Ritter

Hammerhead tragedy on Fuerteventura

Glatter Hammerhai

A smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena).

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In the Mediterranean region, on the Altantic Coast and anyplace where ports serve as tourist attractions they can be found: small and large-sized oceanaria and aquaria which show tourists the local species of fish, sharks and invertebrate fauna. Caleta de Fuste on Fuerteventura is one such place, a vacation paradise which also houses such an oceanarium next to the port. When such institutions are managed professionally and with scientific support, they no doubt serve to acquaint visitors with endemic marine flora and fauna. Unfortunately, in Caleta de Fuste various fish and invertebrate species were thrown together in small pools without any scientific assistance. Apparently no one was interested in the fact that several of the species put together in the same basin could lead to problems. Designed to step up ticket sales, it was concipated as an additional attraction next to the rides with the glass-bottom boat.



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