Scientists in the Fisheries Research Division at SWFSC conduct studies on several aspects of the lives of sharks in the North Pacific Ocean.  Shark Research studies include investigations on biology, physiology, ecology and migration as well as distribution and abundance, population genetic structure, and fishery interactions.  General information on several of these species are listed below.

Common Thresher Shark, Alopias vulpinus
Shortfin Mako Shark, Isurus oxyrinchus
Blue Shark, Prionace glauca
Broadnose Sevengill Shark, Notorynchus cepedianus = Heptranchias perlo
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark, Hexanchus griseus
Smoothhound Shark, Mustelus henlei and M. californicus
Leopard Shark, Triakis semifasciata
Soupfin Shark, Galeorhinus galeus
Dusky Shark, Carcharhinus obscurus
Salmon or Mackerel Shark, Lamna ditropis
Basking Shark, Cetorhinus maximus
Smooth Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna zygaena, or Sphyrna spp.
Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagio
Pacific Angel Shark, Squatina californica
Horn Shark, Heterodontus francisci
Bat Ray,  Myliobatis californica  

Last modified: 12/24/2014