Greenland Shark Pictures

 
Top Left Solid Corner

Greenland Shark Photos - A Large Shark That Inhabits Cold Waters

Top Right Solid Corner

The Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, is a large shark native to the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean around Greenland and Iceland, but can occasionally be found in the Gulf of Maine, or as far south as the Gulf of Mexico. Greenland sharks live further north than any other species and is the only species found regularly in these cold waters. During the summer the Greenland shark inhabits depths of 600 to 2400 feet. In the winter, it can be found near the surface and near the edge of ice flows. It is a very large shark, comparable to the size of a great white. The average size is 11 to 16 feet, but the largest recorded specimen of this species was 21 feet and weighed 2,250 lbs.

The Greenlandshark suffers from a parasite called a copepod, a whitish-yellow creature that can be up to 3 inches in size, that attaches itself to the cornea of the eye. Most sharks have at least one copepod.

>>> Click Here To See More Greenland Shark Pictures

 

picture of Greenland shark picture of eye of Greenland shark picture of Greenland shark and divers picture of skin of Greenland shark

Picture of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, with parasitic copepod, Ommatokoita elongata, attached to eye of shark, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035449

Image of eye of Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, infected by parasitic or possibly mutualistic copepod, Ommatokoita elongata, Baffin Island, Canada

Picture #: 009759

Stock photo of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, and divers, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035412

Photo of magnified view of skin of Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, showing dermal denticles, skin teeth

Picture #: 012645

picture of Greenland shark and photographers picture of Greenland shark and divers picture of Greenland shark under the ice picture of Greenland shark

Picture of of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, and photographers, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035405

Image of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, and divers, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035411

Stock photo of Greenland shark under ice, Somniosus microcephalus, Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, northern Baffin Island, Canada, Arctic

Picture #: 099661

Photo of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035441

picture of Greenland shark under the ice picture of a Greenland shark picture of a Greenland shark picture of dead Greenland shark on trawler

Picture of Greenland shark under ice, Somniosus microcephalus, Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, northern Baffin Island, Canada, Arctic

Picture #: 099664

Image of a Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, a member of the sleeper shark family. Baie Comeeau, Quebec, Canada, Saint Lawrence River, Atlantic Ocean.

Picture #: 089473

Stock photo of a Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035452

Photo of Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, deckhand checking bycatch from bottom trawl, Northern Barents sea, Arctic, North East Atlantic

Picture #: 097165

picture of Greenland shark picture of Greenland shark picture of Greenland shark and diver picture of Greenland shark

Picture of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035454-H

Image of Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, Canada, Arctic

Picture #: 077338

Stock photo of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, and diver, with parasitic copepod, Ommatokoita elongata, attached to eye of shark, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035406

Photo of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, with parasitic copepod, Ommatokoita elongata, attached to eye of shark, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035450

picture of Greenland shark picture of Greenland Shark picture of Greenland shark under the ice picture of Greenland shark

Picture of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, with parasitic copepod, Ommatokoita elongata, attached to eye of shark, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035448

Image of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035452-V

Stock photo of Greenland shark under ice, Somniosus microcephalus, Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, northern Baffin Island, Canada, Arctic

Picture #: 099660

Photo of Greenland sleeper shark, Somniosus microcephalus, with divers, St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada. This shark was wild and unrestrained; it was not hooked and tail-roped.

Picture #: 035404

 

>>> Click Here To See More Greenland Shark Pictures