Galapagos National Park Shark Attack Research
UPDATED: The Galapagos National Park (GNP) initiated monitoring of sharks in the marine
reserve in the archipelago after the Tuesday afternoon a shark attacked a man surfing on a
beach on the island of Santa Cruz.
The Universe the surfer identified as Diego Intriago 29 years. The newspaper reported that the
Director of Ecosystem Galapagos, Danny Rueda, National Park (GNP) reported that the average
shark calculated between 1.5 and 2 meters. Intriago has a 40 cm superficial wound in the leg and
immediately received first aid and was taken to hospital where he is recovering.
The DNPG are investigating what kind of shark bit a Intriago since there are two in the area:
sharks and black fin sharks. The newspaper says the GNP that these species are not aggressive
against humans but to warn the public to stay alert and not enter the water if they detect the
presence of sharks.
Here you can read the full story of The Universe (which includes an artistic graphic of the attack)
SOURCE: Galapagos Digital, May 15, 2013,
http://www.galapagosdigital.com/espanol ... investiga-