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Silky shark



Carcharhinus falciformis
This silky shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island Date: 25 September 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark tagging



Carcharhinus falciformis
This close up shows the caudal fin of a silky shark. This silky shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island Date: 25 September 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark tagging



Carcharhinus falciformis
This silky shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. In this photo you can see the rototag on the shark's dorsal fin. A spagehetti tog is about to be implanted. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island, tagging Date: 25 September 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark tagging



Carcharhinus falciformis
A silky shark is lined up with the front of the measuring stick so that scientists can accurately determine its length. This shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island Date: 25 September 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark tagging



Carcharhinus falciformis
A tagged silky shark is being lowered back into the water. This silky shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island, tagging Date: 25 September 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark



Carcharhinus falciformis
This silky shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island Date: 25 September 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark



Carcharhinus falciformis
This close up shows the underside of the narrow, falcate pectoral fin of a silky shark. This silky shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island Date: 25 September 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark



Carcharhinus falciformis
This close up shows the caudal fin of a silky shark. The shark is being lined up to the meter stick in order to determine its fork length, or the length between the tip of its nose to the fork in its caudal fin. This silky shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island Date: 30 September 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark



Carcharhinus falciformis
This silky shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island Date: September 2004Photo credit: Suzanne YinContact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark tagging



Carcharhinus falciformis
This silky shark was is being directed into the shark cradle, where it can be safely worked on by scientists. This shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island Date: September 2004Photo credit: Suzanne YinContact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark tagging



Carcharhinus falciformis
This silky shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. A towel is used to cover the shark's eyes to help keep it calm.Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island Date: September 2004Photo credit: Suzanne YinContact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Silky shark tagging



Carcharhinus falciformis
A tagged silky shark is lined up with the meter stick to determine its fork length. This silky shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's 2004 shark survey at Clipperton Island. Key words: silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Clipperton Island, tagging Date: September 2004Photo credit: Suzanne YinContact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program