Incredible pictures emerge of extremely rare goblin shark, also known as a ‘living dinosaur’, pulled from the water by stunned fishermen

Living Dinosaur

An extremely rare shark species considered a ‘living dinosaur’ has been caught off the coast of New South Wales to the shock and amazement of local fishermen.

The species, known as a goblin shark, are rarely seen as they typically reside in waters near the ocean floor at around 1,200 metres deep.

As they dislike sunlight and prefer the darkness of the ocean floor, they are also known as the ‘vampire shark’.

However this small specimen was captured in a net by fishermen, Lochlainn Kelly and his father Mike, just 609 metres below the water’s surface near Green Cape off the South Coast of New South Wales, and brought to shore at Merimbula to the north, Narooma News reports.

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1 thought on “Incredible pictures emerge of extremely rare goblin shark, also known as a ‘living dinosaur’, pulled from the water by stunned fishermen”

  1. This part of the world has an incredible ecology.
    It makes me think that a whole lot of other “extinct” species might also be discovered.
    The source may be the South Indian Ocean. A lot of species found no where else in the world are on the Australian continent and the oceans surrrounding it.
    The Indian Ocean is one of the least traveled. Especially the Southern ocean. It would not surprise me if they found a whole lot more by just looking in the right area. I would suggest underwater monitors recording over lengthy periods of time. Infrared might be good.
    Modern sonar is much better than it was early on. So Modern sonar could give us clues as to what is happening.
    I would also be looking for signs of ancient inhabitants in the form of temples on the ocean floor.

    I think this entire area of the world needs scientists looking into what has gone on in the past.

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