Rare frilled shark caught off Australian coast

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated.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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

AUSTRALIA — Fishermen who hooked a strange looking fish thought they had discovered a new species of underwater life, but it turns out the rare frilled shark has been around for 80 million years.

It was caught recently by fishermen in Australia.

They say it was alive when they hauled it into the boat, but it quickly died.

The six-foot long shark has the body of an eel but the mouth is packed with needle-like teeth.

The frilled shark is rarely seen because it lives at extreme depths in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Popular

Latest News

More News