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Could it be this?









Photo Gallery: Rare "Prehistoric" Shark Photographed Alive
Prehistoric frilled shark photo

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Flaring the gills that give the species its name, a frilled shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the water's surface.

Spotted by a fisher on January 21, this 5.3-foot (160-centimeter) shark was transferred to the marine park, where it was placed in a seawater pool.

"We think it may have come to the surface because it was sick, or else it was weakened because it was in shallow waters," a park official told the Reuters news service. But the truth may never be known, since the "living fossil" died hours after it was caught.

?Ted Chamberlain


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/20...arks-photo.html
 

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Honestly, it surprises me that it lived after coming up from those depths. Usually that isn't the case with these creatures.

A far uglier specimen is the aptly named "Goblin shark":
 

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When I was a kid and we used to go to the beach, we'd swim as far out as possible, past the sand banks to where the water got really cold and we could no longer see land.

I could not even IMAGINE doing that today. I think about it and all the crap out there and it freaks the sh*t out of me. Back then, I was just pretending to be Namor the Submariner or Aquaman.
 

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Honestly, it surprises me that it lived after coming up from those depths. Usually that isn't the case with these creatures.

A far uglier specimen is the aptly named "Goblin shark":



Thats one scaaary MOFO!
 

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Frilled Shark... wow that thing is cool looking...

there are some really freakish looking creatures down in the ocean depths.
 

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That is really neat. It looks like something out of some alien horror movie.
 

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lol frilled shark is definitely fake. A shot that close with absolutely no clutter or murkiness in the water?

story might be real, but the pic doesn't look so
 

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Oh ok so the pic in the first post wasn't in the ocean.
 

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Honestly, it surprises me that it lived after coming up from those depths. Usually that isn't the case with these creatures.

A far uglier specimen is the aptly named "Goblin shark":



Ya they said that it only live a few hours because of the water pressure. I am suprised it was that long. This is really wierd timing because last night I was flipping through the channels and they had a show about the really deep ocean. They were saying how the mariana trench goes down 7 miles! Only 5 vessels in the entire world can make it down there, and have only explored about 1% of the area. I am sure there are 1,000 of animals we havent seen yet.


The megamouth shark was always a deep sea shark that I liked.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...l%3Den%26sa%3DN
 

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damn thats going to give me nightmares...

its amazing that we know more about space than the ocean...
 

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*Dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...


"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.....
 

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I got stung by a Man'O War about 2 weeks ago,it really stung.Left my arm numb,and made me feel hella weak
 

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