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Sixgill Sharks

On March 10, 2017, the second dive of the Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs expedition, two sixgill sharks were seen swimming together. Scientists were able to tell that the sharks were a male and female pair. The female shark was 13 - 15 feet in length.

 

Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.

 

Learn more about these sharks: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1703/logs/m...

 

Learn more about the expedition: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1703/welcom...

 

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Taken on March 9, 2017