Prehistoric Frilled Shark

A type of shark that was thought to be extinct is sighted near Japan.

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+30 1. sux2bu commented 14 years ago

That shark has some scary looking teeth! I wonder what made it come up to the shallow waters where it was found.
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+28 2. Cream_Puff commented 14 years ago

Wow, that's pretty freaky, but quite cool at the same time. Makes me wonder what else is still out there, though to be extinct...
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+9 3. nofreeusername commented 14 years ago

maybe the tasmanian devil still exists 8-)
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+15 4. Kronephon commented 14 years ago

One wonders if the human interaction was the thing that killed it
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+20 5. yajirou commented 14 years ago

Dude... I'll stay the heck out of the water xD
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+7 6. Excellence (admin) commented 14 years ago

holy crap! whats that??? :S
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+4 7. irishgek commented 14 years ago

Wow its amazing how they said she was in poor condition now that they moved her out of the ocean and in to a pool goldfish die some times if you throw them from water a few degrees colder or hotter and there supposed to be easy fish to keep

#4 you could be right i know it sounds like that and there excuse is kind of sounding like "oh shit we killed it lets say it was sick anyways"

But saying that a shark thats ment to be at -600m im thinking it was at low depth when they found it and it might have gone to the surface to die anyways.
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+7 8. badboy007 commented 14 years ago

Typical it meets humans and it dies.
Amazing animal though.
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+14 9. sux2bu commented 14 years ago

#7 The woman reporter said it was first spotted by a Japanese fisherman, so it must have already come up from the depths,probably to die. The fact that a scuba diver was in the ocean with it indicates shallow water.
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+29 10. BenderBRodriguez commented 14 years ago

Where is a scared japanese guy in the upper right corner??!!
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+6 11. Kulgash commented 14 years ago

After seeing this freaky shark, I decided to check a couple random vid to wash it off my eyes and stumble upon this one:
Go watch it if you're feeling down, it will make you smile :D
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+7 12. archis commented 14 years ago

Interesting, many deep see creatures have jelly alike bodies.
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+4 13. PortugaL26 commented 14 years ago

geez, scary bastard!
the movie Piranha 3D is coming soon. next they should do the movie, "Prehistoric Frilled Shark 3D" the title already makes you tremble >:)
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+10 14. tastytim commented 14 years ago

And the japanese will soon start to eat Prehistoric Frilled Shark sushi.... :'(
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+5 15. LB187 commented 14 years ago

#11 Thanks...
That one is so simple but always puts a smile on my face... :D
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-8 16. jftvrwk commented 14 years ago

again? this is old!
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-10 17. smar21 commented 14 years ago

did they have to kill it???????????? i'm so mad at these people!!!!! :S
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+8 18. asemanden commented 14 years ago

#17 emo meets hippie, gets child, name him smar
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+6 19. huldu commented 14 years ago

Look at its eyes(cataract). It looked really old/dying hence heading up to the surface. Im willing to be it was even blind. Most likely to very old age.
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+7 20. Nifen commented 14 years ago

It's amazing how the japanese get hold of something and suddenly it's dead. Seems to happen a lot over there. Perhaps it was research :P
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+8 21. MakeTnotWar commented 14 years ago

"...and died just hours later" to be part of a very expensive sushi.
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+4 22. alexnader commented 14 years ago

I suppose she forgot to "not go towards the light" *of the surface of the sea*.
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+9 23. BlackNinjaFSC commented 14 years ago

#3 The Tasmanian Devil is alive and well...It's the Tasmanian Tiger that has been lost to the atrocities of history!
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-4 24. LightAng3l commented 14 years ago

The stupidity of mankind has no limits. Why did they move one of the last of it's kind?? to observe? God damn brain dead people!
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+4 25. artanist commented 14 years ago

i saw some of the pics of it looks like a snake or a dragon really... its scary
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0 26. Darkic commented 14 years ago

Hm.... maybe underwater nuclear test made this animal :)
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+2 27. loscohones commented 14 years ago

here is the topic from Nat Geo. News: Flaring the gills that give the species its name, a frilled shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the water's surface.

Spotted by a fisher on January 21, this 5.3-foot (160-centimeter) shark was transferred to the marine park, where it was placed in a seawater pool.

"We think it may have come to the surface because it was sick, or else it was weakened because it was in shallow waters," a park official told the Reuters news service. But the truth may never be known, since the "living fossil" died hours after it was caught.
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-6 28. irishgek commented 14 years ago

#9 thanks for pointing out what i all ready said you muppet next time read the WHOLE comment before posting #27 thanks for looking that one up.
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+4 29. sux2bu commented 14 years ago

#28 You said "im thinking it was at low depth when they found it and it might have gone to the surface to die anyways."

It seems as though you do not understand the meaning of the things you say. Finding it at "low depth" means very deep water,yet it was said that a fisherman first spotted it,which would mean it was near the surface. In Ireland does low depth mean shallow? See how silly you look now?
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-2 30. SpikedSilver commented 14 years ago

japanese have to kill everything to study it O:)
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+2 31. lockandload commented 14 years ago

who knows what lurks in them oceans :O
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+1 32. Johnexo commented 13 years ago

The Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) is a primitive shark species, sometimes called a "living fossil" because it resembles extinct species of sharks. Frilled sharks are usually found at depths of around 2,000 feet, but this one somehow found its way into shallow water off the coast of Japan, where it was captured and taken to a nearby marine park.
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+2 33. smar21 commented 13 years ago

#18 I've seen your profile and i reallized something...GET A LIFE OR DET LAID!!Your stupid mammy and your bastard daddy had you @SSHOLE!!!!!Humans distroyed everything in this planet especially Japanese people..and there is nothing funny about it!!If someone who cares about all animals in this f@#%#@ planet is emo or hippie then i am an emo!!And i bet your name is "funnier" than mine cause you haven't posted it!!!Have the balls to post a comment with your name on it but i guess you don't have any!!!Your whole life is a joke!!
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+1 34. jamiesiv commented 13 years ago

so so