Rare , Prehistoric Frilled Shark Hauled In By Aussie Trawler

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Rare And Terrifying Frilled Shark Caught Off The Coast Of Victoria

” A frightening-looking and rarely-sighted frilled shark has been caught by fishermen off south-eastern Victoria.

  The pre-historic creature has over 300 needle-like teeth in 25 rows, with a head and fins similar to an eel along with a long shark-like tail.

  The frilled shark, which is believed to have existed for 80 million years and could be responsible for some ancient sea monster myths, is well known to the scientific community but rarely seen.

A trawler working in the waters near Lakes Entrance in Victoria’s Gippsland region pulled the shark from 700m deep even though the creature normally lives at a depth of about 1500m. “

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6 thoughts on “Rare , Prehistoric Frilled Shark Hauled In By Aussie Trawler

  1. thetruthisstrangerthanfiction

    Seems like the description of “prehistoric” might not be all that necessary after all… 🙂

    • 🙂
      Just like the Coelacanth..

      • thetruthisstrangerthanfiction

        Funny, that was EXACTLY the first thing that came to my mind as well…. 🙂

        (I guess those pesky live fish didn’t read bother to read the science journals explaining how they only lived millions of years ago!)

      • Or maybe those scientists forgot that we know far more about the Moon than our own Oceans.. 😉

      • thetruthisstrangerthanfiction

        I think a prerequisite of being a “renowned scientist” nowadays is scoffing at the idea that there is anything that we don’t already totally understand… Intellectual arrogance is the modus operandi.

      • Seems to be so, doesn’t it….

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