Megamouth Shark Washes Up

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So often the ocean keeps her secrets, but now and again, a reminder of her mysteries washes up on a far away shore. A rare megamouth shark is a recent example.

With very few specimens ever found, the megamouth shark is a prime example that many creatures live in the depths of the ocean that we know very little about.

The megamouth shark is a plankton feeding hold out from prehistoric times and though this specimen was about 13-feet long, they are believed to be the smallest of their lineage.

Fishermen in the Phillipines found this shark washed ashore and it was already dead.

This species of shark was only discovered to exist in 1976 and therefore still new to science. There are hopes that this crazy looking shark can be preserved for study and display.

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