Rare footage of the elusive frill shark

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A species of shark rarely seen alive because its natural habitat is 2,000 feet or more under the sea was captured on film by staff at a Japanese marine park this week…staff [at the Awashima Marine Park in Shizuoka, south of Tokyo] caught the 5-foot long creature, which they identified as a female frilled shark, sometimes referred to as a “living fossil” because it is a primitive species that has changed little since prehistoric times.


10 thoughts on “Rare footage of the elusive frill shark

  1. Omg, I am fascinated with any kind of shark. It is scary to know that these creatures are coming to the top of the water. It is so weird, the unknown. Very neat…

  2. yes, this type of shark is very interesting, it has a very unique specie qualification “C. anguineus”, i find that interesting, as well as its family qualification “Chlamydoselachidae”. but……… this deep sea frilled shark is pretty cool.

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  4. That was so cool. My 8 year old son is really into sharks and I was on here doing research for fact sheets to hang in his room cause we are doing the shark theme. They are freaky looking but to graceful. Thanks for posting it for people to see….

  5. Wow this really amazes me . I mean seeing sharks is really something that facinates me. Ive always wanted to see the hamer heards and thresher sharks while diving but this is just WOW!! Ive been looking at the diff species and ive found alot of dogfish sharks and these which live so deep in the sea that i really am surprised that they can live . Seeing something like this is magnificent . Wish i was there to see it 2 . Thnx guys

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