Slow-Cruising Bluntnose Sixgill Shark

Appearing out of the darkness 200m (650 ft) deep in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, a bluntnose sixgill shark cruised by ROV Hercules. Resting along the seafloor during the day, these sharks cruise closer to the surface at night to feed. One of the larger sharks in the Eastern Pacific, they can stretch over 16ft long, bluntnose to tail!

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