Galapagos top
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#4 and 5 rankings




Although snorkelers and divers readily see these formidable looking fishes, other visitors can view them, too. On some boats the ship's crew points a spotlight into the water. This attracts sharks, which can readily be seen.

You will likely see silvertip reef, Galapagos, and hammerhead sharks. The last sometimes swims in large groups.



They also go by the name "killer whales", which is a misnomer because they are more closely related to dolphins than whales.

Orcas are fearsome predators and often hunt in large pods. Favorite foods include squid, octopus, and sea lion.

I rank them at the bottom of my top 5 marine life list because you are far less likely to see them than the other four sea creatures described above. If you do, consider yourself lucky.

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