New Species of Shark Discovered in Deep Sea

Date: February 26, 2018

Source: National Geographic 
Author: Elaina Zachos

Sharks are a mysterious, understudied group of animals. Sometimes, our fear of them prevents us from getting too close. Other times, the ocean dwellers are simply out of reach, since some species live in extreme depths thousands of feet below the surface.

“This is a very cryptic population,” says Blake Chapman, a marine biologist and shark expert at Australia’s University of Queensland. “They’re a very poorly understood group of animals, these kinds of sharks.”

But despite these odds, shark research still emerges.

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