Science

Sleeper Shark salvaged by ASLC

A  dead Pacific Sleeper Shark washed ashore on Afognak Beach recently. On Sunday, a crew from the Alaska Sealife Center was able to haul it above the high tide line and secure it until they could return for the necropsy (autopsy for animals) and further study. The shark, about eight feet long, was thought to be a juvenile female, about 80, that’s right, EIGHTY years old.  Coincidentally, the ASLC plans to study Pacific Sleeper Sharks next year as not much is known about them.

What a fascinating discovery in Resurrection Bay for the ASLC crew and science!

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Carol Griswold

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