Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 19-26 September 2022
Author: Mark Kaufman
Dean Grubbs thinks great white sharks are boring.
The veteran shark scientist, who has researched different shark species for 30 years, is vastly more intrigued by the little-seen dominant predator of the deep, dark, tropical and temperate oceans: the sixgill shark (most sharks have five gills).
Continue reading Most dominant shark of the deep sea tagged at depth for the first time
Source: National Geographic
Author: Haley Cohen Gilliland
As the team lowered Nadir, a bulbous three-seat submarine, into the waters off of the Bahamian island of Eleuthera on June 29th, the rain that had pummeled them that afternoon began to wane. They were eager to interpret the improving weather as a good omen; a lot was riding on this dive.
Continue reading Scientists tag deep-sea shark hundreds of feet underwater—a first
Author: Mark Serrels
University of Rhode Island shark researcher Bradley Wetherbee discovered a new type of Lantern shark while doing his doctorate in the 1990s, but it’s only in the last few years, almost 30 years later, that he’s been able to give that shark a name. And he named it after his daughter.
Continue reading A strange deep-sea shark gets a name, almost 30 years after discovery