Megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios). Since its discovery, in 1976, only 9 megamouth sharks have been seen with 50 specimens known to have been caught or sighted as of 2010 (source: wikipedia)

Megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios). Since its discovery, in 1976, only 9 megamouth sharks have been seen with 50 specimens known to have been caught or sighted as of 2010 (source: wikipedia)

FOUND: An Ancient Megamouth Shark

FOUND: An Ancient Megamouth Shark

Tasselled wobbegong shark! (or as my husband put it, it's a prehistoric people eating shark).

Tasselled wobbegong shark! (or as my husband put it, it's a prehistoric people eating shark).

Fishermen use a stretcher with steels bars to carry a rare 15-foot (4.5-m) megamouth shark, which was trapped in a fishermen's net in Burias Pass

Rare megamouth shark discovered in Philippines

Fishermen use a stretcher with steels bars to carry a rare 15-foot (4.5-m) megamouth shark, which was trapped in a fishermen's net in Burias Pass

History of Sharks -Megamouth sharks are rarely seen (Credit: Bruce Rasner/NPL)

The epic history of sharks

History of Sharks -Megamouth sharks are rarely seen (Credit: Bruce Rasner/NPL)

megamouth_shark      Megamouth Sharks are filter-feeders like Whale Sharks (below) and Basking Sharks. Growing up to 18 feet long and weighing as much as 2.5 tons, Megamouth Sharks are a deepwater species that boasts a ring of light-emitting photophores around its mouth.   From wonders world

megamouth_shark Megamouth Sharks are filter-feeders like Whale Sharks (below) and Basking Sharks. Growing up to 18 feet long and weighing as much as 2.5 tons, Megamouth Sharks are a deepwater species that boasts a ring of light-emitting photophores around its mouth. From wonders world

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