These sharks are deepsea sharks, but like most fish that prefer the deep, they come to the shallower depths to feed. Although sluggish in nature, the bluntnose sixgill shark is capable of attaining high speeds for chasing and catching its prey. Because of the bluntnose sixgill shark’s large and diverse range they have a wide variety of prey items. Their diet consists of a variety of mollusks, crustaceans, Agnathans (which is a family consisting of hagfish), and sea lampreys. They also dine on Cape anchovies, Pacific salmon, various species of hake. There are also many more species that are eaten depending upon the shark’s home range. Despite its size, the shark is not known to have eaten any humans.
Conservation Status: near threatened.