Sharks, as a group, have a diversity of eyes. Some sharks have tiny eyes; some sharks have notably large ones. Their pupils can be round like primates’, slit like cat eyes, or even crescent-shaped, depending on the species. Some species have additional anatomical features; some are more powerful than others; you get the idea. Advertisements
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.