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Adopt a Megamouth
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Adopt a Megamouth

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. Continue reading

Elongate Carpetshark (Parascyllium elongatum)
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Elongate Carpetshark (Parascyllium elongatum)

The Elongate Carpetshark is one of the shark world’s most mysterious discoveries. Found in the belly of School Shark, the unusually long and slender spotted carpetshark had never been seen before, and hasn’t been seen again since. Luckily enough, the specimen was nearly whole in the stomach of the other shark, providing researchers with enough information … Continue reading

Viper Dogfish (Trigonognathus kabeyai)
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Viper Dogfish (Trigonognathus kabeyai)

Nearly nothing is known about the only extant shark of the Trigonognathus genus, the Viper Dogfish. Part of the Lanternshark family, its snake-like mouth filled with crooked nail-like teeth sets it apart from other Etmopterus, whose mouths of fork-and-knife dentition sit further back from the snout. While the body, fins, spines and bioluminescent flanks of the Viper … Continue reading

ExploreEarth
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ExploreEarth

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. Continue reading