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Sixgill Shark Dives in Desolation Sound

In August 2016 the OceanGate crew conducted a series of dives in British Columbia in search of Sixgill sharks.

Sixgill Shark - Into the Abyss - Success at Last


This six-gill shark (Hexanchus) was filmed during a submersible dive off the northeast coast of Molokai at a depth of 1000m (3280ft). The 2 red laser dots are 6.

Wildlife Detectives: Mystery Sharks of Seattle

One of the world's largest and most elusive predatory sharks, the sixgill, suddenly appears in Seattle's waters.

Catching and Releasing a Bluntnose Sixgill Shark for Research

A bluntnose sixgill shark caught off the waters of Cape Eleuthera on a deepwater longline for research.


  • Bluntnose Sixgill Shark

    Offers information for children on the bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanus griseus), provided by Enchanted Learning Software. Discusses the shark's teeth, size, diet and feeding habits, habitat, reproduction, distribution, and classification.

  • Bluntnose Sixgill Sharks and Other Strange Sharks

    Heinemann-Raintree Library. 2011. ISBN: 9781410941961,1410941965. 32 pages.

    Explains how bluntnose sixgill sharks hunt their prey, which sharks look like mythical sea monsters, and what a megamouth shark eats.

  • The Sharks of North America

    OUP USA. 2011. ISBN: 9780195392944,0195392949. 613 pages.

    A complete reference to all the sharks inhabiting North American waters, with excellent color illustrations of all the species.

  • A Preliminary Evaluation of the Status of Shark Species

    Food & Agriculture Org.. 1999. ISBN: 9251042993,9789251042991. 72 pages.
  • Age Determination of the Sixgill Shark from Hard Parts Using a Series of Traditional and Novel Approaches

    2017. 170 pages.

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Sixgill Shark
Sixgill shark seen while exploring Santa Rosa Reef, south of Guam, during the first dive of the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on April 20, 2016. Watch video:...
Photo by NOAA Ocean Explorer on Flickr