Broadnose Sevengill Shark:
Ecologists are naturally concerned when record-setting rain this year altered the Broadnose Sevengill shark nursery grounds in San Francisco Bay.
- Broadnose Sevengill Shark is a large seven-gilled with a wide head and short, blunt snout shark.
- It is related to sharks that lived in the Jurassic Period about 300 million years ago.
- They prefer tropical, temperate, shallow waters
- It is found in all oceans except the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
- In the eastern Pacific Ocean, they are found from southeastern Alaska to southern Baja California, Mexico and from Colombia to Chile.
- They can grow to a maximum length of 2.9 m. Females grow longer than their male counterparts.
- They feed on anything, such as other sharks, rays, chimaeras, bony fish, hagfish, dolphins and porpoise meat, seals, shark egg cases and sea snails.
- Conservation status:
- IUCN: Vulnerable