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jebbers
01-26-2007, 12:52 AM
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.


That is awesome! But it looks longer than 5 feet more like 10-15. If you watch the video a guy swims next to it and it dwarfs him by what looks like about 5+ feet.

Some Footage (http://my.break.com/media/view.aspx?ContentID=214141) of this ancient beast!

Edit- The video is of its last few moments of life. It eventually died. Thats why it surfaced.

Tinny
01-26-2007, 01:24 AM
Creepy looking, but seems gentle enough.

coupes.
01-26-2007, 01:52 AM
This thing is to sharks what that thing (http://www.follow-me-now.de/assets/images/Alien-4-2.jpg) is to alien.

:p

jon_hill987
01-26-2007, 05:39 AM
This thing is to sharks what that thing (http://www.follow-me-now.de/assets/images/Alien-4-2.jpg) is to alien.

:p

lol!

A shark human hybrid? how did you work that out?

Anyway, I wouldn't say that it is the strangest looking fish in the sea, some of the really deep (as in from the deep) ones are much uglier.

IG-64
01-26-2007, 08:44 AM
That's pretty freaky. It did look like it was dying. I think we'll find some even freakier things once we start exploring deep in the ocean.

Maybe we'll even find one of these (http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Web%20Pages/Sharks/Sharks%20Photos/Megalodon-Columbia_SC_museum.JPG).

... hopefully not though.

Jeff
01-26-2007, 08:53 AM
That's pretty cool that stuff like that is still around...pretty interesting :)

Lorden Darkblade
01-26-2007, 08:55 AM
Freaky....
It looked big, and I don't think it's gentle. It was dying hence why it didnt do anything I think.

jon_hill987
01-26-2007, 10:36 AM
Maybe we'll even find one of these (http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Web%20Pages/Sharks/Sharks%20Photos/Megalodon-Columbia_SC_museum.JPG).

... hopefully not though.

I saw a film where they found one of them, it tried to eat their submarine.

it was a s*** film though.

Lynk Former
01-26-2007, 10:44 AM
That's pretty cool that stuff like that is still around...pretty interesting :)
There are many creatures that live in the deepest parts of the ocean which we know absolutely nothing about let alone know exist.

Lorden Darkblade
01-26-2007, 10:48 AM
I saw a film where they found one of them, it tried to eat their submarine.

it was a s*** film though.

Ohh me too!!!
The thing had like 20m or more lol...
I forgot the name they gave it.. Started with an M or something like that.

IG-64
01-26-2007, 11:07 AM
Ohh me too!!!
The thing had like 20m or more lol...
I forgot the name they gave it.. Started with an M or something like that.
A Megoladon. It actually used to exist, here's a picture of a jaw bone (next to that same bearded guy >_>) click (http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Web%20Pages/Sharks/Sharks%20Photos/Megalodon_jaw_Columbia_SC_museum.JPG)

Jeff
01-26-2007, 11:15 AM
There are many creatures that live in the deepest parts of the ocean which we know absolutely nothing about let alone know exist.That's true. It'll be pretty cool when we discover more of those kinds of things.

Lorden Darkblade
01-26-2007, 11:40 AM
A Megoladon. It actually used to exist, here's a picture of a jaw bone (next to that same bearded guy >_>) click (http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Web%20Pages/Sharks/Sharks%20Photos/Megalodon_jaw_Columbia_SC_museum.JPG)

YES!
That's the name. Thanks for reminding me IG!

Acrylic
01-26-2007, 04:55 PM
Maybe we'll even find one of these (http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Web%20Pages/Sharks/Sharks%20Photos/Megalodon-Columbia_SC_museum.JPG).

... hopefully not though.

I know what you mean, he'd scare the **** outta me if I saw him.

:p

Grey Master
01-26-2007, 05:30 PM
I wonder what we will find next in the ocean....

The Doctor
01-26-2007, 07:11 PM
Pretty sweet.

jebbers
01-26-2007, 08:01 PM
I wonder what we will find next in the ocean....


Atlantis? Though scientists thought they have found it countless of times.

MrWally
01-26-2007, 08:38 PM
Isn't it said that we know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the Ocean?

Nice find Jebbers!

Samuel Dravis
01-26-2007, 08:42 PM
That shark reminds me of the little evil fishies in Undying (skip to 1:18 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIM-H2rdq8U)). :(

jebbers
01-31-2007, 02:28 AM
Just to go along with the whole "not knowing what else is down there"

Clickableness (http://my.break.com/media/view.aspx?ContentID=216114)

IG-64
01-31-2007, 03:45 PM
Isn't it said that we know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the Ocean?

Nice find Jebbers!
Yeah, I've heard people say "we know more about the depths of space than the depths of the oceans" or something like that. I can believe that.

HerbieZ
01-31-2007, 03:49 PM
If only they looked another 100 feet down, they would have found a Mon Cal reading a newspaper.

Pie™
01-31-2007, 04:21 PM
If only they looked another 100 feet down, they would have found a Mon Cal reading a newspaper.
It's a trap!

Nalukai
02-01-2007, 12:20 AM
that videos actually been around quite a while... i seen that a few weeks ago on discovery channel about the Abyss and all the things that were down there that noone knows about... then they panned off with a shark thingy and showed that clip.

yeah your right we know more about space than the abyss... the pressure prevents us from traveling more than 1.5 miles down and there are some places in the abyss that are 5 miles deep. it would take a pressurized capsule the size of an aircraft carrier to prevent implosion at that depth.

Ray Jones
02-01-2007, 05:04 AM
They found life which is completely independent from sunlight. For instance near "black smokers" or where methane is coming out of the ocean's ground. Which is kind of cool, because this increases chances we might find life on places where we though we couldn't find life.