Ancient, rarely seen shark with 300 teeth found in ocean
Frilled shark found off coast of Portugal
PORTUGAL – Researchers have captured what they said is a shark from the dinosaur age off the coast of Portugal.
The rare Frilled shark was caught by a crew aboard a boat used for commercial fishing. It is seldom found alive or even seen.
The shark was measured at 5 feet in length and caught at a depth of 2,300 feet.
It has a snake-like body and gets its name from its arrangement of 300 teeth.
Scientist believe the shark may capture prey by bending its body and lunging forward like a snake.
The shark’s long, flexible jaws enable it to swallow prey whole, while its teeth trap and make it difficult for the prey to escape.
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