Community Science Lecture Series, MLML, Sept 2012

Clerkin, P.J.  Shark Discoveries: new species of deepwater sharks from seamounts in the Indian Ocean.  Community Science Lecture Series, Friends of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, California, September 2012.

About the Talk

It had taken a week of travel to reach the remote fishing grounds east of Madagascar. Seamounts in the area created a unique marine ecosystem that promised to make it a hotspot of biodiversity. Paul’s purpose on the trawler was to examine the shark bycatch taken during the vessel’s fishing operations. Although Paul had studied descriptions of the species he was likely to encounter, several specimens fell outside those descriptions and are believed to be new species. Join us for an evening with Paul J. Clerkin as he tells us about his adventures and discoveries on the Indian Ocean.

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