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Greenland sharks filmed in natural conditions for the first time Download Now
Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) can reach 7 metres in length and weigh over 1000 kilograms. In spite of their huge size and their tendency to inhabit nearshore bays during summer and autumn (Stokesbury et al. 2005), almost nothing is known about the biology of these enigmatic creatures. This video, shot by divers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (on the East Coast of Canada), is the first-ever video record of Greenland sharks in the wild. The FMAP team is currently researching the distribution of these sharks using acoustic, electronic, and satellite tags.
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