Strange creature ‘Goblin Shark’ for this week

August 21st, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Goblin SharkLast week ‘Bigfoot‘ was in the news, grasped attention from people all around the world but it was seemed to be discredited. This week another odd creature dominating the news is the goblin shark.

When people who saw picture of this strange creature they would say it looks scary. The Goblin Shark looks like a prehistoric sea creature. The scientific name for the Goblin Shark is “Mitsukurina Owstoni“. Most probably named by Japanese experts. The Goblin Shark belongs to the Mitsukurinidae family of sharks. The most distinctive characteristic of the goblin shark is the unorthodox shape of its head. It has a long, trowel-shaped, beak-like rostrum or snout, much longer than other sharks’ snouts. Some other distinguishing characteristics of the shark are the color of its body, which is mostly pink, and its long, protrusible jaws.

The creature can be found in the deep ocean, where the sun’s light can reach at depths greater than 200 m. They can be found from Australia in the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico in the Atlantic Ocean. They are best known from the waters around Japan, where the species was first discovered by modern science.

‘Goblin Shark’ story might not be as interesting as Bigfoot but it is somehow more credible and not too braggart and vague.

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