Archive for March 5th, 2012


The Greenland Shark and the Copepod

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Somniosus microcephalus, commonly referred to as the Greenland shark inhabits the northern Atlantic Ocean in temperatures ranging from -2-7°C and grow to about 6.5 meters in length. Greenland sharks are known for their sluggish nature; Inuit fishermen catch these sharks simply by trailing caribou entrails through the water and then pulling the sharks onto the […]