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    Default Rare, freaky looking shark caught on film



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    A species of shark rarely seen alive because its natural habitat is 600 metres (2,000 ft) or more under the sea was captured on film by staff at a Japanese marine park this week.

    The Awashima Marine Park in Shizuoka, south of Tokyo, was alerted by a fisherman at a nearby port on Sunday that he had spotted an odd-looking eel-like creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp teeth.

    Marine park staff caught the 1.6 metre (5 ft) long creature, which they identified as a female frilled shark, sometimes referred to as a "living fossil" because it is a primitive species that has changed little since prehistoric times.

    The shark appeared to be in poor condition when park staff moved it to a seawater pool where they filmed it swimming and opening its jaws.

    "We believe moving pictures of a live specimen are extremely rare," said an official at the park. "They live between 600 and 1,000 metres under the water, which is deeper than humans can go."

    "We think it may have come close to the surface because it was sick, or else it was weakened because it was in shallow waters," the official said.

    The shark died a few hours after being caught. Frilled sharks, which feed on other sharks and sea creatures, are sometimes caught in the nets of trawlers but are rarely seen alive.

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    Ewww.. that's an odd-looking creature. Sorry, but it looks like a giant, limp, weightless penis!
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    ^^^ Gross!!!!

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    Wow, it looks like a prehistoric creature. Or an alien.

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    This is exactly why I don't like the ocean! I can't even look at the picture of that shark for any length of time...gives me the heebie-jeebies

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    Amazing set of teeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlebay View Post
    Ewww.. that's an odd-looking creature. Sorry, but it looks like a giant, limp, weightless penis!
    Aww... that's sweet. Flacid lil' fishy.
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    mommy; i'm scared

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloud View Post
    This is exactly why I don't like the ocean! I can't even look at the picture of that shark for any length of time...gives me the heebie-jeebies
    I'm exactly the same way, when i'm drifting off to sleep I often have this feeling that i'm falling off a cliff and into the ocean.
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    Awww, he so ugly he is cute! I love the ocean and love watching documentaries on it as well…There is so much down there that we don’t even know about.
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    that is amazing.too bad it died.
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    I'd pee in my bathing suite if I encountered one of those while swimming

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    Wouldn't want to swim with those things...
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    I kept on looking at the pic even though it creeps me out. I think I'll have a nightmare tonight.

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