The offending sharks, a male and female chain catshark, have dedicated their lives to science. They will be carbon iso-sampled and shipped back to the lab with other collected benthic samples from this mission.

The offending sharks, a male and female chain catshark, have dedicated their lives to science. They will be carbon iso-sampled and shipped back to the lab with other collected benthic samples from this mission. Image courtesy of Deepwater Canyons 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

Related Links

Deepwater Canyons 2012: September 24 Log

Deepwater Canyons 2012: Pathways to the Abyss

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery