Grotesque Goblin Shark Hauled up in Gulf of Mexico, Only Second Time Ever

May 3, 2014 1:52 AM

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Shrimp fishermen working in the Gulf of Mexico hauled up a lot more than they bargained for last month when they netted a rare goblin shark.

Goblin sharks (Mitsukurina owstoni) - with their fleshy pink skin, nail-like teeth that protrude from monstrous jaws and oddly long, flat snout - look like the quintessential horrors of the deep.

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