There are fewer rude awakenings for a sleepy Pacific Sleeper Shark than to get hauled up in a net during a government fishing survey. But for fish biologists, it’s an incredible opportunity to get a photo with the “big one!” Ichthyology student Erin Loury poses with the unexpected catch while volunteering with the National Marine Fisheries Service groundfish survey as part of a partnership with MLML’s Pacific Shark Research Center. Don’t worry, the shark was released alive – but probably a little grumpy.
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