Rare Megamouth 'Alien Shark' Species Caught Off Japan Coast
By: Betty Chu
A rare Megamouth shark, also called an "alien shark" because of its oddly shaped head, was caught off the coast of Japan last month.
The elusive creature was discovered in a fishing trap. She weighed in at 1,500 pounds and about 13 feet in length. Only 58 of these sharks have ever been recorded as caught or sighted. They live in very deep waters and only swim towards the surface at night to hunt.
メガマウスの口内を捌いてます。 pic.twitter.com/ftRhuQWgtM— 保存食@シカ (@Onnyou) May 6, 2014
If this species exists, could the megaolodon still be swimming in the deep?
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