Title

A Second Species of Arctic shark: Pacific Sleeper Shark Somniosus pacificus from Point Hope, Alaska

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2004

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

We report a dead, 229-cm-long Pacific sleeper shark, Somniosus pacificus, discovered in 1998 along the shore at Point Hope, Alaska. This is the first definitive record of this species from within the Arctic Circle, the first definitive report of a shark from the Chukchi Sea, and the first report of a shark other than a Greenland shark from within the Arctic Circle.

Publication Title

Polar Biology

Volume

27

Issue

4

First Page

250

Last Page

252