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Update: sixgill shark research at the Seattle Aquarium

As a complement to our Wild Sharks activities, biologists at the Seattle Aquarium recently conducted the latest installment of sixgill shark research in the waters just off the end of the Aquarium’s pier. The Aquarium has been conducting research on more »

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Wild Sharks at the Aquarium: prehistoric sharks and more

Did you know sharks lived in Earth’s ocean before dinosaurs roamed its land? It’s true! Shark relatives were around a whopping 400 million years ago—and some of them looked so strange that it’s hard to believe that they’re related to more »

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What are sixgill sharks?

Bluntnose sixgill sharks, or Hexanchus griseus, are members of the cowshark family. Most sharks have five gill slits, but the aptly named sixgills have six. At a mature length of about 14 feet, they are one of the top ten more »

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