Image: Examining the first Megamouth Shark
Leighton Taylor and Paul Strushaker examining the first Megamouth Shark specimen, collected off Kaneohe, Hawaii on 15 November 1976.
- Jeff Leis
- © Jeff Leis
- Common name:
- Megamouth Shark
- Scientific name:
- Megachasma pelagios
The shark had been frozen when captured, and the photo shows it following defrosting. Leighton Taylor and Paul Strushaker were the lead researchers taking data from the shark as it sat in a tank at the Kewalo Basin facilities of the University of Hawaii.