Shark Week Aruba 2017

Published on May 31, 2017

The seas around Aruba are home to some iconic shark species such as reef sharks, whale sharks and hammerhead sharks.
The Caribbean Sea offers them a bountiful habitat full of nursery areas and food sources.

Sharks are important

When seeing a shark, you shouldn’t be afraid, sharks are in no way dangerous to humans. In fact, no unprovoked shark bite was ever recorded in Aruban waters. Sharks do, however, contribute to healthy reefs, which attract tourists and generate income for us all. Sadly, over 100 million sharks are killed every year worldwide for their fins and meat.

You can help!

The Save our Sharks campaign aims to protect Dutch Caribbean sharks. In co-operation with local communities, divers, scientists and fishermen, we will work to find fitting solutions that can lead to effective protection of these beautiful animals. Everyone can help by learning about sharks. Join Shark Week Aruba June 3 till 11!