SHARK GREENLAND (Somniosus microcephalus)

A monster greenland shark caught accidentally with a bottom net

This greenland shark was caught during a study by the Canadian Shark Research Lab.
An huge Greenland shark caught with nets. A fish o over 1500 pound.

The Greenland shark,  is a large shark native to the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean around Greenland and Iceland. Also called the "sleeper shark," this species is often inactive and indeed appears to be sleeping. The Greenland shark  is one of the largest species of shark, of dimensions comparable to those of the great white shark. Large Greenland sharks grow to 6,5 metres (22 feett) and 1,000 kilograms (2,250 lb), and probably up to 7 metres (21 feet) and more than 1,350 kilograms (3,000 lb). This shark prefers cold water temperatures and will usually only ascend from the depths if the surface drops to around 4 degrees Celsius. Greenland shark is a  deep water sharks, living at depths of 1800 meters (6000 feet), but the information shows that sometimes they live in shallow waters.

DISTRIBUTION: North Atlantic Ocean
MAX SIZE: 3000 lb / 1350 kg  
MAX LENGTH: 21 feet /7 metre
MAX AGE: Unknown

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