Voices for the kings of the sea

Music-Video

Tíburón Martillo music video

Hammerhead music video featuring Mathias Espinosa & Maria Augusta Balseca

Local-fishermen

Thoughts of the local fishermen…

Marco Escarabay Freire – President, Union of Fishing Cooperatives in the Galapagos (UCOOPEPGAL) Marco was born in the Galapagos and has been a fishermen all of his life. He represents the fishermen cooperative on islands. After having fished for over 30 years, Marco understands and communicates the need for sustainable fishing in the Galapagos.   [...]

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The marine biologist perspective…

Dr. Judith Denkinger – Professor of Marine Ecology Dr. Denkinger is a German marine biologist and professor at the University of San Francisco in Quito. She has been diving for over 25 years.     Producer/Editor: Natalie Sasser Director/Cinematographer: Sarah Gulick Underwater Cinematograhy: Sherri Liang, Natalie Sasser Production Assistants: Simone Lewis-Koskinen, Danika Owsley    

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Divers want sharks. Guides need them…

Angel Quimis – Dive Master, Wreck Bay Dive Center Angel used to be a fishermen, but decided to change professions and become a diver. He is now a Dive Master and is in charge of diving operations at Wreck Bay Dive Center. Angel believes there is nowhere else on earth where you can see sharks [...]

Naturalist-Guide

Naturalist Guide loves sharks…

Gustavo Tamayo Olaya – Galapagos Naturalist Guide Gustavo works on San Cristobal island as a naturalist guide. Whether it be on land or in the water, he is dedicated to teaching his passengers about nature and showing them the beauty of the islands. Gustavo loves sharks, especially the hammerheads.     Producer/Editor: Natalie Sasser Director/Cinematographer: [...]

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This isn’t Hollywood…

Sebastian Torres – Ecology Project International (EPI) Instructor Sebastian Torres is originally from mainland Ecuador, but has worked in the Galapagos for 15 years. He is currently an instructor with Ecology Project International, an organization that works with teenagers on conservation projects in the Galapagos. Sebastian thinks sharks are “awesome” and nothing like what he [...]

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Experiencing sharks…

Angel Quimis – Dive Master, Wreck Bay Dive Center Angel used to be a fishermen, but decided to change professions and become a diver. He is now a Dive Master and is in charge of diving operations at Wreck Bay Dive Center. Angel believes there is nowhere else on earth where you can see sharks [...]

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Surrounded. Fear to understanding…

Gustavo Tamayo Olaya – Galapagos Naturalist Guide Gustavo works on San Cristobal island as a naturalist guide. Whether it be on land or in the water, he is dedicated to teaching his passengers about nature and showing them the beauty of the islands. Gustavo loves sharks, especially the hammerheads.   Producer/Editor: Natalie Sasser Director/Cinematographer: Sarah [...]

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First time with a hammerhead…

Gonzalo ‘Chalo’ Quiroga – Owner, Chalo Tours & Diving Gonzalo or ‘Chalo’ runs his tourist agency on the island of San Cristobal. He started as a dive master and eventually opened the first dive center on the island. He doesn’t dive anymore, but he remembers his first encounters with sharks.   Producer/Editor: Natalie Sasser Director/Cinematographer: [...]