Fishermen caught prehistoric goblin shark

Fishermen caught prehistoric goblin shark

May 6, 2014

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Photo: sfgate.com
Commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico accidentally caught in their nets a prehistoric goblin shark, which is the rarest of all sharks ever seen by man.
The length of a goblin shark caught near Key West, Florida, reached 5.5 meters. A rare fish has a pink color and a long muzzle that hides the sharp teeth of a predator. In the bay such a shark is caught a second time.

Goblin sharks, or, as they are also called, house sharks, live in the deep waters of Japan and swim very rarely into the bay. The last time such a shark was caught 10 years ago.

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According to SF Gate, a shark caught 10 years ago created a real sensation. The researchers were extremely happy about the opportunity to study it, and according to the results of their research more than one scientific article was written.

The crew of the fishing vessel, which managed to catch a shark this time, lowered the net to a depth of more than 600 meters. Fishermen were shocked when a large pink shark was found among the shrimps they caught daily.

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The shark, sometimes called the "living fossil", was measured by fishermen on the deck.As they explained, they were very frightened by her teeth.

“I don’t even know what it was,” said fisherman Karl Moore.

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Instead of leaving the shark, Moore took a quick photo of the fish from his mobile phone and then released it back into the water. Fisherman showed a photo of a fish to his grandson, who was delighted with the discovery.

"My 3-year-old grandson loves sharks so much that I take them off every time they come to us online," the man said.

Scientists know so little about this fish that they cannot even determine how long it lives or how big it grows. Nevertheless, researchers know that the deep red color makes it almost invisible to predators and prey.

Scientists also believe that the long muzzle of this fish is equipped with electric sensors, so that it can find prey even when it cannot see or hear at great depths.

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    Fishermen caught prehistoric goblin shark

    Fishermen caught prehistoric goblin shark

    Fishermen caught prehistoric goblin shark

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