Deep-sea shark

Deep-sea shark


A deep-sea shark attracted to a baited time-lapse camera experiment in the deep western Indian Ocean. Deep-sea sharks were common visitors to these experiments but this individual is a different species to the majority.

Item Type:Image
Title:Deep-sea shark
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Date:06 November 2013
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Squaliformes (Dogfish) > Somnosidae
Species:Centroscymnus sp.
Behaviour:Scavenging on a simulated food-fall.
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1700
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Substratum:soft sediment
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 114
Keywords:deep-sea shark
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:06 August 2015

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