The southern chimaera (Chimaera fulva) is a silvery pink to pale brown coloured chimaera. This is not always seen as they have deciduous skin that can flake the colouring off so they look like a completely different colour. They have a pale belly, with dusky fins that are bluish in colour. Like other chimaeras, they have a spine that precedes the first dorsal fin. #Finfact: The males have rather large claspers!
Hannah Medd is a #womeninSTEM that has done it all. Having earned dual degrees in Marine Biology and Ecology from Florida Tech in Melbourne, Florida, she is a part of multiple programs: Shark Angels, Shark Savers, Manta Ray of Hope, and is co-founder the American Shark Conservancy (ASC).
Hannah was kind enough to take some time from her busy schedule and talk to The Fins United Initiative!
Although it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere, TFUI Founder Melissa has been freezing her butt off and wishing more than anything to return to her birthplace in the Caribbean. She wouldn’t mind going diving with this week’s critter, the Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi), either.
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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