Catching a Six Gill Bluntnose Shark
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The Changing Seas crew was aboard the R/V (Research Vessel) Weatherbird II in the Northern Gulf of Mexico as they were conducting research on deep water sharks. Their first day at sea was successful resulting in the capture, tagging and ultimately releasing back into the Gulf, a near 15 foot six gill bluntnose shark.
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Major funding for this program was provided by the Batchelor Foundation, encouraging people to preserve and protect America’s underwater resources. Additional funding was provided by Diver’s Direct, the Do Unto Others Trust, The Charles N. and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation, Tim Choate, Skip and Diane Day, Antoinette Paterakis Lambros and by Kelly Arnold.