Goal is to better understand the health of one of the world’s most endangered species.
Boasting high numbers of sightings, the Canary Islands are regarded as a stronghold for Angel Shark.
However, they are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Critically Endangered, and as In Danger of Extinction on the Spanish Catalogue of Threatened Species (Catálogo Español de Especies Amenazadas) – the highest category possible.
The Ocean Census Macaronesia Expedition has supported the Angel Shark Project in the Canary Islands to dive deeper and find out more about the species. Together with the information gathered in shallow water, deep-sea observations will help improve a comprehensive recovery plan.
Read the interview with Héctor Toledo-Padilla, Senior Project Officer at the Angel Shark Project: Canary Islands.
The expedition is part of the Ocean Census mission to find and protect marine life before it’s too late. You can help to raise awareness of the importance of marine life – share the film with friends and colleagues: