Rare Goblin Shark Caught (and Released) Off Florida

A rare goblin shark was caught and subsequently released by shrimp fishermen off Key West last week was only the second ever found in the region.  The goblin shark is described as ‘a rare, poorly understood species of deep-sea shark. Sometimes called a “living fossil”, it is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old.

That’s Not a Shrimp

Thanks to Phil Leon and Irwin Bryan for contributing to this post.

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