Saturday, 6 March 2021

Massive Deep-Sea Shark Checking Out The Ocean X Submarine

 


"In partnership with the Cape Eleuthera Institute, we managed to achieve history, tagging an animal from a submersible (submarine) for the first time EVER. 

Our objective was the deep-sea shark​, the bluntnose sixgill. This ancient species predates most dinosaurs, and is a dominant predator of the deep sea ecosystem. The lead scientist on the mission, FSU Marine Lab's Dr. Dean Grubbs, has been the first to put a satellite tag on one of these elusive sharks, but until now had only been able to do so by bringing them up to the surface."

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