WHS where the presence of sharks is remarkable in quantity or variety, especially when mentioned in the brief description.

Connected Sites

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Aldabra Atoll Tawny Nurse
ArchipiƩlago de Revillagigedo Silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, white tips and silvertips
Belize Barrier Reef whalesharks, bullsharks, lemonsharks
Bikini Atoll "particularly high concentration of several shark species that are considered threatened including gray reef shark, reef whitetip shark"
Brazilian Atlantic Islands These highly productive waters provide feeding ground for species such as tuna, billfish, cetaceans, sharks... (AB ev) Famous for being a nursery for lemon sharks, also has nurse, tiger
Cocos Island Galapagos, Hammerhead, Whaleshark, Silky
Galapagos Islands Galapagos, Hammerhead, Whaleshark, Silky
Great Barrier Reef Great White Shark, Whaleshark, Hammerhead Shark, Bullshark, Zebra Shark, Basking Shark, Lemon Shark and Greenland Shark
Gulf of California "There are approximately 40 shark species in the Gulf of California out of which 12 are labeled as threatened"
Ibiza blue sharks, makos
Komodo National Park bamboo catfish sharks, Spotted wobbegong
Lagoons of New Caledonia hammerhead, silky (most of the sharks stay way off coast and that's outside the core zone)
Malpelo Galapagos, Hammerhead, Whaleshark, Silky
Ningaloo Coast Leopard Sharks, Tawny Nurse Sharks, Cat Sharks and Wobbegongs
Ogasawara Islands Sand Tiger Sharks
Rock Islands "gray reef sharks, blacktips and whitetips", and possibly leopard sharks
Sanganeb home to populations of sharks (AB ev) - Hammerheads
Shark Bay "Large numbers of sharks and rays are readily observed" (OUV), "There are at least 28 shark species in Shark Bay. The most impressive is the Tiger Shark or "thaaka" in Malgana language. The most common to spot is the Nervous Shark, a small shark that gets its name due to its timid nature." Also has banded wobbegong.
Tubbataha Reefs whaleshark, tigershark, whitetip reef sharks are common


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