VIDEO: Rare megamouth shark caught off coast of Japan

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.