Monster Shark Tuned Out to Be a Goblin Shark

13.05.2014

Unusual shark was hooked by Charles Moore, a shrimper from Florida. The fisherman was frightened by a strange fish. He took several pictures of it and threw it overboard. Later Moore made a request to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and specialists determined a Goblin Shark on the pictures. Usually this kind of shark is seen near coasts of Japan. It's the second time when the fish was found in the Gulf of Mexico.

Monster Shark Tuned Out to Be a Goblin Shark

Da-voda comments: The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a rare, deep-sea shark, sometimes called a "living fossil".