"It is hoped that the information obtained from these tags will provide the first data on where adult speartooth shark live, with this data critical to obtaining a better understanding of threats to this endangered species," CSIRO researcher Dr Richard Pillans says in a news release.
Scientists originally identified the species in in the 19th century; it was not seen again until 1982, when another juvenile specimen was caught.
Until now, a live adult specimen had never been formally studied in Australia.
"We currently have no idea where the adults occur, all we know is that they are found in marine environments somewhere off the northern Australian coast," Pillans adds.
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