Selected by Pacific Shark Research Center and Gavin Naylor for the Chondrichthyan Tree of Life Project to collect data from rare and deep-sea species in the Southern Indian Ocean in 2012. All specimens were bycatch accidentally caught by a licensed fishery. At least eight new species of deep-sea sharks were discovered during this trip.
Ebert, D. A., Clerkin, P. J. Sharktober Celebration: public presentation of new shark discoveries. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, October 2012. Continue reading
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. Continue reading