Prehistoric Frilled Shark

The staff of Japanese aquarium were able to take rare pictures of a frilled shark after it was discovered by local residents at Awashima Port , southwest of Tokyo. This prehistoric shark is rarely seen alive as its natural habitat lies up to 4,200 feet deep under the sea. Experts at the Awashima Marine Park were able to examine the creature and film it swimming around. Unfortunately it died a couple of hours after it was moved to its new environment. Frilled sharks normally inhabit deep sea waters between 400 and 4,200 feet and rarely come to the surface. Frilled sharks can grow to a length of nearly 6.5 feet and eat deep-sea squids and other soft-bodied preys. Most specimens are found in the Japanese waters.

Prehistoric Frilled Shark

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