The swell shark (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum) is a nocturnal catshark found in the Eastern Pacific, from California to southern Mexico, and off central Chile. Commonly found at 5 to 40 m deep, it has been recorded as deep as 457 m. They are an oviparous species and is targeted for the aquarium trade. As the IUCN says, "Gathering information on both the potential impact of the marine aquarium trade and the little-known Chilean population should be a top priority as no information currently exists."
Sharks and climate change? Sign us up!
Or rather, let us follow Ian Bouyoucos around the world as he learns about these animals and their relationship with climate change in different settings. If there was ever someone we would want to tag along with on an adventure, it is definitely Ian. So we were super lucky that he took time out of his jam-packed schedule to chat with us about his fascinating (and really important!) work for this Behind the Fins interview.
Come on, what are you waiting for?! Read it!
The fringefin lanternshark, Etmopterus schultzi, is a small deepwater shark with a pretty widespread range in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea compared to other Etmopterus species. This small shark, only getting up to ~30 cm total length (TL) is found to prefer the upper continental slopes of its range, seen at depths of 220 down to 915 m.
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
SEE MELISSA'S TEDx TALK HERE:
SEARCH BY CATEGORIES