Moss Landing, Calif.
Bio: Paul J. Clerkin is a graduate researcher at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in Moss Landing, California. His primary work is with David A. Ebert at the Pacific Shark Research Center studying sharks that he found in the Southern Indian Ocean in 2012 and 2014. Clerkin specializes in rare and deep-sea chondrichthyans and is focusing on their description and life histories. He has recently participated as an instructor in a FAO workshop teaching a group of international scientists how to identify and collect data from deep-sea sharks.