First to film a frilled shark
Last updated: November 16, 2017 at 1:44 am
H. Scott Meister filmed a frilled shark at a depth of 873 m (2,866 ft) on the Blake Plateau (Georgia, USA) aboard the deep submersible Johnson-Sea-Link II on August 26, 2004. A frilled shark was filmed by a diver for the first time three years later. The frill shark is believed to have the longest vertebrate gestation period.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.