Marshall Islands is one of the shark sanctuary. The Marshall Islands followed the example of Palau, creating an even larger sanctuary in 2011, Marshall Islands waters cover 768,547 square miles (1,990,530 Square kilometers), with a full ban on commercial shark fishing. Thereby, we can see a lot of sharks by diving and snorkeling in Marshall Islands. And It do not only enjoy it, it is the thing that is very important to protect underwater ecosystem. I introduce the sharks which I came across at Marshall Islands, check below.

  • Blackfin shark  (Carcharhinus limbatus)
  • Blacktip reef shark  (Carcharhinus melanopterus)
  • Bull shark  (Carcharhinus leucas)
  • Gray reef shark  (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)
  • Sand tiger shark  (Carcharias taurus)
  • Scalloped hammerhead shark  (Sphyrna lewini)
  • Silky Shark  (Carcharhinus falciformis)
  • Silvertip shark  (Carcharhinus albimarginatus)
  • Tawny nurse shark  (Nebrius ferrugineus)
  • Whale shark  (Rhincodon typus)
  • Whitetip reef shark  (Triaenodon obesus)
  • Zebra shark  (Stegostoma fasciatum)
  • and from now on We will meet other kinds of sharks at Marshall Islands.


Please do not touch a shark and  do not give stress to a shark!!!


Special Thanks: Zebra Shark Photo © Daikichi Mikami