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.

  • Whale shark  (Rhincodon typus)
  • Gray reef shark  (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)
  • Silvertip shark  (Carcharhinus albimarginatus)
  • Zebra shark  (Stegostoma fasciatum)
  • Tawny nurse shark  (Nebrius ferrugineus)
  • Blacktip reef shark  (Carcharhinus melanopterus)
  • Whitetip reef shark  (Triaenodon obesus)
  • Hammerhead shark  (Sphyrna)
  • Blackfin shark  (Carcharhinus limbatus)
  • Sand tiger shark  (Carcharias taurus)
  • Bull shark  (Carcharhinus leucas)
  • 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!!!


Zebra Shark Photo credit: Daikichi Mikami