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Goblin shark caught off coast of Florida (Photo)
Goblin shark caught off coast of Florida

Goblin shark caught off coast of Florida (Photo)

Shrimpers fishing in the Gulf of Mexico caught an incredibly rare, almost prehistoric looking shark last week. It’s called a goblin shark and it’s only the second sighting of such a beast in the Gulf.

This marks the second time a goblin shark has ever been recorded in the Gulf of Mexico and the last catch was 10 years ago.

Generally, the “living fossil,” as it’s been nicknamed, is found off Japan, in the Indian Ocean or near South Africa, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The bizarre, 18-foot-long creature was photographed on deck and then hoisted back into the water. It was caught April 19, but wasn’t reported to the NOAA until Wednesday.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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