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What an amzing/ugly creature

post #1 of 12
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Sorry, if this is in wrong place mods, please move it....

I am sad that they captured this thing and then it died

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mneDh...eature=related
post #2 of 12
That is amazing. It's like looking at a museum exhibit come to life. Pretty freaky.
post #3 of 12
Wow! Thanks for sharing. I'm fascinated by this discovery.

I find it sad that fisherman have found them dead in their nets. I'm really tired of the way some marine species have to die because of the nets (or fishing practices )used.

I just finished watching Sharkwater. Since sharks seem to now be the threatened species (similar to this new discovery), I would recommend this film to anyone interested
post #4 of 12
It`s amazing that there are species out there that are still to be discovered
post #5 of 12
We haven't even come close to what is in the ocean depths! And even in some of the very dense places in the tropics in S. American and Africa!
post #6 of 12
Dang, this sounds very interesting and I can't open it at work!
post #7 of 12
I've heard about this, that is an awesome looking shark!
post #8 of 12
yea, they are cool looking.
i was reading some place that some are thinking they only come up higher levels when they are sick, most of the time they stay to deep

who knows, but its cool looking

and from the title of the thread , i thought someone had found a pic of me. lol
post #9 of 12
I imagine that this shark is a lot like the coelacanth in that it can't survive outside of a narrow habitat range.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Russian Blue View Post
Wow! Thanks for sharing. I'm fascinated by this discovery.

I find it sad that fisherman have found them dead in their nets. I'm really tired of the way some marine species have to die because of the nets (or fishing practices )used.

I just finished watching Sharkwater. Since sharks seem to now be the threatened species (similar to this new discovery), I would recommend this film to anyone interested
I agree a lot of things get caught in nets that shouldn't be, but this is a deep sea creature that most likely came to the service because it was dying. When I was in living in Guam, local fishermen caught something similar (can't find the article but it was in Pacific News Daily) and from what the marine lab said that species lived in complete darkness miles below sea level and since their nets only go down a hundred feet or so it was definitely out of it's habitat and most likely came up because it was dying anyway.

I don't know how far down commercial fish nets go, but I doubt it is measured in miles.

I would LOVE to watch Sharkwatcher! I love sharks, and have dove with them (the reef sharks, not the great whites) and most of them are so shy it was a treat to actually see one! There were a few species that, if they were spotted, we were called back up on the boat. Tiger sharks and bull sharks you don't mess with, you just get out of their territory.
post #11 of 12
What a beautiful creature!

Chaulk one up for the stupidity of mankind for having moved it out of it's habitat into a "zoo-like" environment!
post #12 of 12
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What a beautiful creature!

Chaulk one up for the stupidity of mankind for having moved it out of it's habitat into a "zoo-like" environment!
But we can't even get to their habitat...too deep. So it's not mankind's stupidity this time.
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