Deep-sea shark discovered off Altea

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31/05/2024 Tiburón hallado en Alicante. Una hembra de cañabota de 4,61 metros de longitud, uno de los tiburones más grandes del Mediterráneo, ha aparecido flotando en el mar de Altea (Alicante), según ha informado en un comunicado Espai Simbiosi. El tiburón ha sido registrado esta semana por parte de la Red de Varamientos de la Comunitat Valenciana tras ser hallado por parte de una empresa náutica local. POLITICA ESPAI SIMBIOSI

A 4.61-metre-long female bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus), the largest shark that inhabits the seabed of the Mediterranean, was found dead floating in the sea off Altea.

A team from Valencia university (UV) went to Altea port to take its measurements and samples of its skin, parasites and teeth, to improve knowledge about this deep-sea species.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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