VIDEO: Rare megamouth shark caught off coast of Japan
Fishermen caught a deepwater megamouth shark off the coast of Japan, marking only the 58th time in history this particular species has been seen by man.
Discovered in 1976, the megamough shark is known for its large mouth, small teeth, and flabby body.
This one is 13-feet long and weights 1,500 pounds.
Nearly 1,000 people watched the dissection of the shark at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka, Japan. The remains are now on display there.
This news comes on the heels of another rare shark capture in Florida. A shrimper accidently caught a Goblin Shark