Rare megamouth shark caught off Japan

megamouth11.jpgFishermen off the coast of Japan hauled in a rare megamouth shark recently, marking the 58th time in history one of its kind were seen or caught by man, Japanese news outlets reported. The Japan Daily Press reported Thursday that scientists performed an autopsy on the 1,500-pound female shark in front of onlookers at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City. The shark was reportedly caught from a depth of about 2,600 feet. It’s unclear precisely when it was nabbed, according to the report.   The first megamouth was discovered in Hawaii in 1976, prompting scientists to create an entirely new family and genus of sharks. The megamouths are docile filter-feeders with wide, blubbery mouths….MORE

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One Response to Rare megamouth shark caught off Japan

  1. I looked, I chuckled, I said “Dave Chappelle”. That’s it I’m doing an animated movie called “MegaMouth” starring Chappelle’s voice and the Dumbo Octopus in the previous post…and cha-ching.

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