Spongehead catshark
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Spongehead catshark

September 13, 2005
The researchers were the first to ever see this rare shark species, the spongehead catshark (Apristurus spongiceps), alive in its natural habitat. Previously, only 2 specimens had been documented; both were pulled up by trawls.

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: September 18-23, and October 21 - November 15, 2002

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