Friday, 22 November 2013

Knifenose Chimaera, Arctic Mystery Fish, Is Even Weirder Than It Looks (PHOTO)

A university researcher in Canada claims he knows the identity of a mysterious sea creature that was recovered by a fishing boat in the Arctic Ocean.

Knifenose Chimaera
Some people postulated that the Arctic mystery fish was a goblin shark, but Nigel Hussey, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Windsor who's made a name for himself discovering hybrid manta rays, says it belongs to the long-nosed chimaera family -- fish with cartilage skeletons that have lived in the oceans for more than 350 million years.

The photo went viral after it was posted to CBC North's Facebook page Nov. 10.

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