Shark Week 2019

Indonesia’s First Record of ‘Living Fossil’: The Goblin Shark

By Hollie Booth and Muhammad Ichsan | August 2, 2019

Photos of Goblin sharks landed in Aceh taken by Jafar, a local fisher and member of the Panglima Laot of Rigaih — Aceh’s traditional fisheries management institution. Photo credit: Jafar

Indonesia lies at the heart of the Coral Triangle: the global epicentre of marine biodiversity. It is a hotspot of unique and diverse species, and considered one of the most irreplaceable regions in the world for sharks, rays, and their cartilaginous…



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