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Rare Goblin shark caught off coast of GA


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#1    Merc14

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:48 PM

A Georgia shrimper caught a huge Goblin Shark in his net. Story here

http://www.dailytech...rticle34862.htm


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:10 PM

It was caught up in their nets by accident they said.......poor shark.

The Daily Mail reports the shark is thought to be a female, and they're showing a full sized image of it so you can see how big it actually is -

http://www.dailymail...inty-teeth.html

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:38 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 05 May 2014 - 08:10 PM, said:

It was caught up in their nets by accident they said.......poor shark.

The Daily Mail reports the shark is thought to be a female, and they're showing a full sized image of it so you can see how big it actually is -

http://www.dailymail...inty-teeth.html

Much better link, thanks.  I love the retractable jaws!

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:11 PM

Amazing creature.

It's odd though that it would show up in a shrimp net given that it us generally considered a deep water inhabitant and shrimping is a fairly shallow water activity.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

View PostRafterman, on 06 May 2014 - 04:11 PM, said:

Amazing creature.

It's odd though that it would show up in a shrimp net given that it us generally considered a deep water inhabitant and shrimping is a fairly shallow water activity.

I have no clue but isn't it generally thiought that when these deep sea animals come up it is because they are sick?    Someone in the article said it was following the shrimp up for a meal but I'm not so dure about that.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:09 PM

View PostMerc14, on 06 May 2014 - 05:18 PM, said:



I have no clue but isn't it generally thiought that when these deep sea animals come up it is because they are sick?    Someone in the article said it was following the shrimp up for a meal but I'm not so dure about that.

I was thinking that it was probably sick as well.  But who knows, there's probably a good deal we don't know about goblin sharks.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:44 AM

Update -

Something else spotted in that goblin shark photo has Gulf scientists excited

http://www.chron.com...oto-5456952.php

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:08 PM

Very cool.    Hope it survived.





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