Rare primitive shark captured on film

  1. Registered User
    size's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Age
    42
    Posts
    4,233
    Answers
    0

    Rare primitive shark captured on film


    A species of shark rarely seen alive because its natural habitat is 600 metres (2,000 ft) or more under the sea was captured on film by staff at a Japanese marine park this week.
    The Awashima Marine Park in Shizuoka, south of Tokyo, was alerted by a fisherman at a nearby port on Sunday that he had spotted an odd-looking eel-like creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp teeth.

    Marine park staff caught the 1.6 metre (5 ft) 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.

    The shark appeared to be in poor condition when park staff moved it to a seawater pool where they filmed it swimming and opening its jaws.

    "We believe moving pictures of a live specimen are extremely rare," said an official at the park. "They live between 600 and 1,000 metres under the water, which is deeper than humans can go."
    "We think it may have come close to the surface because it was sick, or else it was weakened because it was in shallow waters," the official said.

    The shark died a few hours after being caught. Frilled sharks, which feed on other sharks and sea creatures, are sometimes caught in the nets of trawlers but are rarely seen alive.


    Link for Picture

  2. Registered User
    somewhatgifted's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    4,392
    Answers
    0

    Wonder why it got sick? maybe as our oceans change in acidity we may continue to see dying exotic/prehistoric creatures float to the surface.
  3. Registered User
    bioman's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Age
    42
    Posts
    7,699
    Answers
    0

    I beleive Darwin, during one of the Beagle voyages, captured one of these.

    They aren't incredibly rare per se, it's just no one ever sees them along the abyssal plain...kinda like giant squid, they're there just hard to get to.
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    Skye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    1,946
    Answers
    0

    neat. they will probably be here long after us too
  5. Board Supporter
    wastedwhiteboy2's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  195 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    40
    Posts
    2,988
    Answers
    0

    Wink


    especially you steroid users!
  6. Registered User
    meowmeow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    548
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by wastedwhiteboy2
    especially you steroid users!
    Sharks were the first steroid users...imagine a minnow on 1 gram of test per week for like 5 years....BOOM!
  7. Registered User
    Squeaks4ver's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  114 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Age
    30
    Posts
    630
    Answers
    0

    i dont know if i should laugh at that or slap you in the face because of the stupidity ;-)
  8. NutraPlanet Fanatic
    Board Sponsor
    dsade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Age
    43
    Posts
    21,306
    Answers
    1

    ___________/\_____\o/____

    SHARK!!!
    Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
    BPS - Where Body meets Performance
    Flawless Skin Couture - We give you the tools to make you Flawless
  9. CDB
    CDB is offline
    Registered User
    CDB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Age
    38
    Posts
    4,545
    Answers
    0

    That thing looks super cool. See its tail and how snake-like it moved? Funky. Cool as hell to see these things I think. I was looking into cryptids last night too so I in the perfect mood to see something like this.
  10. Registered User
    CRUNCH's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  252 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Age
    44
    Posts
    1,168
    Answers
    0

    I saw the video as well...that is the creepiest looking thing I have ever seen!!! If I was swimming in the ocean and saw one of those near me, I think my heart would stop dead on the spot!
  11. Registered User
    yeahright's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    6,372
    Answers
    0

    That's a freaky looking creature.
  12. Gold Member
    HairyLarry35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    592
    Answers
    0

    Here is the video... it's gills freak me out, man.

  13. Registered User
    athlete20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    28
    Answers
    0

    That shark looks tite...that's crazy.
  14. Registered User
    somewhatgifted's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    4,392
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by athlete20 View Post
    That shark looks tite...that's crazy.
    Reminds me of my ex girlfriend, tight, crazy jagged flesh tearing needle teeth.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Rare On This Forum Tips
    By at1010 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-22-2013, 07:39 PM
  2. Confusion on types of test
    By Matthew D in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-12-2011, 11:57 AM
  3. Fart caught on infared film....
    By RedwolfWV in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-28-2006, 09:21 PM
  4. Interesting On Body Composition
    By YellowJacket in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-07-2002, 01:06 PM
  5. The time clock on this system..
    By bigbadboss101 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-20-2002, 11:48 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in