Fishermen have managed to catch a rare fish, the goblin shark. This is only the second time that the horrifying creature ever found in the Gulf of Mexico. The goblin shark is rare and when they are usually found off the coast of Japan in very deep underwater.
The men who were shrimpers found the shark when they pulled their nets out of the water. The goblin shark measures approximately 18 feet long however the fishermen didn’t take an exact measurement.
Fisherman, Carl Moore said, “I didn’t even know what it was. I didn’t get the tape measure out because that thing’s got some wicked teeth. They could do some damage.”
Before throwing the goblin shark back into the Gulf, Moore took pictures so that he could show them to his grandson. It wasn’t until later that he found out he’d documented one of the sea’s most elusive creature.
The goblin shark is pink with a long pointy snout. It has teeth that are sharp and scarier because they are hidden by its snout and are only revealed when they get ready to bite. Shark expert with NOAA, John Carlson said, “We don’t even know how old they get, how fast they grow.”
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