We recently added three spiny dogfish sharks to the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit, and will be releasing two in the near future! These sharks are aggressive and have a reputation of relentlessly pursuing their prey–though we don’t have to worry about.
The Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark gets its name from the unusual way it feeds. Its impressive teeth are used to carve out a cookie of muscle from its prey, which includes larger fishes and mammals (including humans). Despite its taste for large prey, the