Albino sharks among fascinating species in ‘horribly underexplored’ deep sea

Date: April 19, 2020

Source: ABC News
Author: Joshua Learn

Forget the white whale — some of the most rarely seen albinos on the planet are deep-water sharks that spend most of their lives in a world without light.

“It’s not common, that I’m aware of, in any particular shark or ray group,” said David Ebert, director of the Pacific Shark Research Center of the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in California. Since it’s even rarer for researchers to see deep-sea creatures at all, “it is fascinating when we do see [albino sharks] come up.”

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