Monday, March 7, 2011

Sharky things that go bump in the dark

The M/V Gonzacove 1 retrieved a rare Mitsukurina owstoni last month and researchers are thrilled.

So are we, as this critter, also known as the Goblin Shark is one of our favorites. A real throwback to the
Paleozoic era when the oceans were filled with critters that, cage or no cage, you did not want to be in the water with.

This specimen was a
male 161 cm in length and was caught around 400 meters deep.

The full story is in Spanish here.

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