PREHISTORIC, DINOSAUR-ERA SHARK WITH INSANE TEETH FOUND SWIMMING Coast of Portugal
Maybe it’s time for Homo sapiens to re-evaluate our relationship with the world’s oceans.
It’s been a good few millennia for sure, but our love affair may have been a bit rushed. What do we know about the sea? About 95 percent of it remains unexplored, and it seems every other day we find out something new and worrying.
Old feelings can die hard. So for the convinced attitudes, here’s a little pressure:
The sea-dwelling, serpentine conglomeration of nightmare fuel is the wild shark, one of the oldest – and in the hunt for the scariest – living species on the planet.
Its prehistoric contemporaries, like Tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops, died out a long time ago, but the wild shark is still swimming deep beneath the surface of the world’s oceans, researchers say.
They know that because of an accident that sounds vaguely like the action of a straight-to-video horror movie. Some EU researchers trawled deep in the Atlantic this month trying to find a way to “minimize unwanted catches in commercial fishing”, according to the BBC.
Instead, they caught the trapping of one of the rarest and most ancient creatures on the planet, one that may have inspired 19th-century stories of “sea snakes.”
What these sailors did not know was that the good shark looked much the same since Pangea broke up. Mainly, the look is scary.
The largest can be six meters long. The shark is named after its piles, which have cool, fluffy edges, but the cushioned factor suddenly stops there.
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The name may sound inappropriate for an animal swimming in the deep sea, but as Mental Floss explained, the frilled shark is named after its gills. Pretty much all other sharks have separate gills, but the frilled shark’s first pair of gills extend throughout the neck. In total, the shark has six pairs of gills that have “frilly” edges.
Originally posted 2020-02-07 07:53:47.