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Rare megamouth shark caught off coast of Japan

Rare Megamouth Shark Caught Off Coast Of Japan

A deep-water megamouth shark was captured near Shizuoka, Japan. Looking at its mouth, we have to say it was named quite appropriately.

The shark measured 13 feet long and weighed nearly 1,500 pounds. It was hauled in from a depth of more than 2,000 feet.

This is the 58th time anyone has ever seen or caught a megamouth. The first sighting didn't even happen until the late 70's.

It's turning into a whole new kind of shark week!

Over the weekend, a Florida fisherman accidentally caught a goblin shark. It's considered one of the rarest -- and ugliest -- sharks around.

We probably would've just thrown it back in the water.

Check it out below -- yikes! Talk about a face only a mother could love.

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bbrollin May 08 2014 at 5:12 PM

Great. Humans again showing that we have the ability to kill any animal we wish for sport.

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philsun73 May 08 2014 at 11:01 PM

At 2000 feet, who is the shark going to harm? Leave it be.

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wb7ptr philsun73 May 08 2014 at 11:17 PM

I think those sharks are pretty safe down there. Our diving skills haven't gotten to the point where we can engage in prolonged hunting expeditions for them. I think the only thing that they have to worry about is an occasional sightseeing ROV piloted by scientists above or submarine.

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wolfdnce May 08 2014 at 6:26 PM

Humans seem to think that every species on earth are never ending. Since the discovery of the "New World", hundreds of North American animals have become extinct, because of man. Did you know Maine had a Giant Otter? That the Carolinas had wild Parakeets, that the passenger pigeon numbered in the millions, the last one dying in a zoo in 1917. In the great plains Buffalo wolves, the largest of the wolves was wiped out for pelts. Thats to name but a few. Many currently are on the brink of extinction. The Florida Panther numbers less than 100, Red wolves in the Carolinas number less than 100, Black-footed Ferrets are dying from distemper introduced by settlers dogs, Praire Dogs are used as target practice, Polar Bears are starving and not reproducing because of the loss of the ice packs, and the list goes on. These are facts, not ramblings of a "tree hugger" Do some research clark before you open your mouth, better yet don't volunteer to be a brain donor again.

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METROPROCESS May 08 2014 at 6:25 PM


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cheryl May 08 2014 at 6:24 PM

They should have put it back. Can't stand people who just can't leave something like this alone. Idiots, A..holes!

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Nancy May 08 2014 at 6:24 PM

Dont Worry Godzilla will destroy japan

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doxyland May 08 2014 at 6:22 PM

God forbid they put it back in the ocean! WTH!

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I LOVE YOU JENNY May 08 2014 at 6:19 PM

Looks like my former spouse!!!!!!!!

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hedgelaw I LOVE YOU JENNY May 08 2014 at 8:57 PM

This is a very serious article about . . . . . Heck, it looks an awful lot like my ex too!!!

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estimatorone May 08 2014 at 6:19 PM

They only started noticing these creatures in the 70's? I wonder if the nuclear tests of the 50's and 60's had anything to do with creating such creatures?

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heyyou May 08 2014 at 6:31 PM

So rare and leave it to the Japanese...they will sell this to the highest bidder. No respect...they are the ones Green Peace is always chasing. They break all laws. Look at whaling and the list goes on and on.

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