First public shark necropsy [Stage & Online]
Last updated: October 6, 2017 at 3:07 am
1,347 people watched as scientists from GEERG, the Mote Center for Shark Research, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, dissected a Greenland shark in front of a live audience. 800 local students also followed the event via a live Internet broadcast. The necropsy conducted at the Théâtre du Palais Municipal in the borough of La Baie (Ville de Saguenay), Québec, lasted more than two hours on June 2, 2006. The event was organized by the Musée du fjord. The shark was necropsied by Dr. José Castro, Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark, Dr. Denis Chabot and Dr. Richard Saint-Louis. The event was commented by GEERG Scientific Director, Jeffrey Gallant.
Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG)
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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.