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From the deep: a sleeper shark caught off a coral reef atoll

Updated: Aug 1


The sleeper shark caught in Belize
© Devanshi Kasana

It's not every day you see a shark that's known to prefer frigid polar regions off a coral reef. But that's exactly what happened when Ph.D. candidate Devanshi Kasana and shark fishermen caught a sleeper shark from the deep off Glover's Reef Atoll in Belize. This observation was a first in the Western Caribbean.


For more information, check out their paper published in Marine Biology, read the FIU press release here, and watch the Belize News 5 Live video here.


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