Research shows Pacific shark highway

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Researchers from the University of Costa Rica along with Fundación PACÍFICO have successfully proven the existence of a 500 mile “corridor” along which shark populations move between Costa Rica and the Galapagos. The route seems to follow a series of subsurface sea mounts, giving rise to speculation as to whether these serve as navigational references or feeding sites.

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The research helps fuel calls for the protection of the areas between Costa Rica and the Galapagos.