A Second Species of Arctic Shark: Pacific Sleeper Shark Somniosus pacificus from Point Hope, Alaska
Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
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.
Benz, G. W.,
Bullard, S. A.,
George, J. C.
(2004). A Second Species of Arctic Shark: Pacific Sleeper Shark Somniosus pacificus from Point Hope, Alaska. Polar Biology, 27(4), 250-252.
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