Endangered hammerhead sharks found off Taiwan coast

Scalloped hammerhead sharks, moray eels discovered near Taoyuan’s Guanxin Algae Reef 

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/07/02
By: Renée Salmonsen, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A researcher from the Academia Sineca Biodiversity

Endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks discovered off the coast of Taoyuan. (By Central News Agency)

Research Center, Chen Chao-lun (陳昭倫), announced today the discovery of a scalloped hammerhead shark breeding ground at the Guanxin Algae Reef (大潭藻礁) near Taoyuan.

The scalloped hammerhead shark is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The breeding ground and seven adult hammerhead sharks were originally discovered June 8. The research team explained their finds at a press conference this afternoon.

Researchers focused on the G1 and G2 sectors of the reef and also found two adult laced moray eels, according to CNA.     [FULL  STORY]

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