Scientists make new find in photos of freakish shark

giant isopodsResearchers studying photos of a rare goblin shark hauled up in the Gulf of Mexico last month say they’ve spotted something just as exciting—and just as weird-looking—in the shrimpers’ catch.   Mixed in with the shrimp are unusually large numbers of giant isopods, a deep-sea creature that resembles a cat-sized woodlouse, reports the Houston Chronicle, which has a photo gallery of the catch.   Scientists believe their presence, along with that of the goblin shark, indicates that the trawler passed over a “whalefall”—a decaying whale on the ocean floor, perhaps as much as a mile below the surface.…MORE

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