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Sharks, Skates, and Ghost Sharks in the Channel Islands

Just in time for Shark Week, the team aboard E/V Nautilus has encountered many sharks, skates, and relatives like ghost sharks (aka chimaeras) while around the Channel Islands. This protected region near one of the most populous areas of Southern California is known for its dramatic, remote landscapes and stunning biodiversity--preserved on land as Channel Islands National Park, and underwater as Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Click through to learn more about the species and behavior we spotted from cameras aboard ROV Hercules and ROV Argus!

Photo album contributed by Science Communication Fellows , , and California Sea Grant State Fellow .

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