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Post by Dragon Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:02 pm

Sixgill sharks get their name from their six gill slits (no surprise there). Other familiar species, like blacktip reef sharks, bull sharks, blue sharks and hammerhead sharks, only have five gill slits.

(Side note: there is another species of shark called the sevengill that has—you guessed it—seven gills slits.)

Sixgill sharks can reach up to 16 feet (4.9 meters) in length, making it one of the largest sharks in the ocean.

They come up to the surface at night to search for prey, but can dive down 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) or more during the day.


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Post by Dragon Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:05 pm

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By Operation Deep Scope 2005 Expedition

A sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus) in the Gulf of Mexico.


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Post by Dragon Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:07 pm

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The bluntnose sixgill is one of three shark species with six gills.


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Post by Dragon Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:09 pm

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The bluntnose sixgill is often found near the ocean floor.


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Post by Dragon Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:10 pm



Within two days, ROV Hercules encountered two bluntnose sixgill sharks while exploring Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

This second shark was spotted off Santa Cruz Island at 306m (1,000ft) depth, and appears to be smaller in size than the first shark spotted.


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