The Megamouth is one of our ocean’s most enigmatic shark species. We know almost nothing about this iconic and mysterious deep-sea giant. Recently, Taiwan has had a spike in Megamouth encounters. When fishers catch a Megamouth, the crew cannot afford to release the shark, and they are sold in the fish markets. The captains on this very small fishing fleet have agreed to allow us to study, tag, and RELEASE these peaceful giants, if we compensate them for the animal would bring at the market.
Hello shark friends! I’m finally back home after a long series of trips and expeditions that have kept me occupied nearly all year. I am totally excited for the rest of the year and have already started planning my next adventures. In order to expand how we explore our ocean, I am designing and building my own deep-sea imaging system to deploy on future voyages. Click to learn more.
The EAF-Nansen project focused on surveying the depths and life of the Walvis Ridge off the coast of Namibia to assess the vulnerability of the marine ecosystems and the presence of non-target animals such as coral, sponges, and of course sharks!
The goal of this project is to once again work with a complex network of collaborators to continue collecting specimens and data and promote shark science in the SIO. We know there are still a lot of new and rare sharks out there that need our protection.
This project is a survey of vulnerable deep-sea sharks in remote and understudied regions of the Southern Indian Ocean (SIO) through examination of commercial trawler bycatch. It is based on the widely publicized 2-month 2012 survey in which PSRC participated. During that voyage, the collection of 22 species, including the discovery of at least seven shark species new to science, gained …