A scalloped hammerhead seen with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) at over 1000 m depth. At the time of publication this is the deepest record of this species. The observation is described in the SERPENT Project publication: Alec B.M. Moore and Andrew R. Gates (2015). Deep-water observation of scalloped hammerhead Sphyrna lewini in the western Indian Ocean off Tanzania. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8, e91 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755267215000627
|Date:||27 September 2012|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground Sharks) > Sphyrnidae (Hammerheads/scoopheads/bonnetheads)|
|Behaviour:||Swimming at the seabed at >1000 m depth|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa|
|Latitude:||10 deg 00' 00" S|
|Longitude:||40 deg 00' 00" E|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Rig:||Deep Sea Metro I|
|Project Partners:||BG Group, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||Sphyrna lewini Scalloped hammerhead|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||24 June 2015|
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