Thursday, 22 January 2015

Frilled shark: Australian fishermen capture terrifying shark from the deep

Local fishermen were left scratching their heads at the sight of the two metre long creature

A rare and terrifying frilled shark has been pulled from the water by fishermen near Lakes Entrance in Victoria, Australia.

Also known as the "living fossil", the frilled shark is named for its six pairs of frill-like gills. The shark’s origin dates back 80 million years, and is one of two species that is still alive from this period.

South East Trawl Fishing Association (SETFA) chief executive Simon Boag told ABC that this is the first sighting of the species alive by humans.

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