Alien Shark Captured Off Japan

Posted by KingJules on May. 10, 2014

'Alien shark' was hauled from a depth of 2,600 feet; only 58 known sightings - 05-07-2014 A public necropsy was performed this week on a rare megamouth shark caught off Shizuoka, Japan, providing onlookers with a glimpse of the prehistoric-looking creature. The capture of the 13-foot female megamouth late last month was not widely reported, but it was an extremely rare event. About 1,500 people showed at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City to witness the necropsy, which might help scientists learn more about the mysterious sharks.

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