Are angelsharks just sleepy?

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In the Canary Islands, divers can easily encounter with angelsharks (Squatina squatina), which creates a special attraction in this activity to both locals and tourists. Even though, few people are familiar with specific aspects of its feeding, reproduction, behavior and habitat use. If you would like to learn more about the hunting strategy of the angel sharks in a video, click here.


Knowledge of species specific habits improves the interaction between the observer and the sighted species, minimizing the impact caused by the encounter. In this sense, ElasmoCan designs content especially developed towards scientific knowledge and citizen sensitization. These contents help to improve the understanding about sharks and rays, promoting in this way the use of good practice.

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Angelsharks appear sleepy on the bottom of the sea

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