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Rare Goblin Shark caught off Florida Coast!

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A fishing crew off the coast of Florida was shocked to find among their shrimp a rare bottom-dwelling monster known as a goblin shark.Not much is known about the prehistoric-looking species beyond the fact that it is hideously ugly, with a protruding toothy jaw hidden beneath an elongated, pointed snout.Fisherman Carl Moore told the Houston Chronicle he didn't even know what the 18-foot-long, bright-pink creature was when it dropped out of the shrimp net and began writhing on the deck."I didn't get the tape measure out because that thing's got some wicked teeth -- they could do some damage," he said.An expert from the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said it was just the second time a goblin shark has turned up in the Gulf of Mexico.And it's still out there: The shrimpers snapped photos with their cellphones and released the beast.

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A fishing crew off the coast of Florida was shocked to find among their shrimp a rare bottom-dwelling monster known as a goblin shark.Not much is known about the prehistoric-looking species beyond the fact that it is hideously ugly, with a protruding toothy jaw hidden beneath an elongated, pointed snout.Fisherman Carl Moore told the Houston Chronicle he didn't even know what the 18-foot-long, bright-pink creature was when it dropped out of the shrimp net and began writhing on the deck."I didn't get the tape measure out because that thing's got some wicked teeth -- they could do some damage," he said.An expert from the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said it was just the second time a goblin shark has turned up in the Gulf of Mexico.And it's still out there: The shrimpers snapped photos with their cellphones and released the beast.

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Thanks for posting the photo...I was having problems doing so. Nasty lookin thing eh!

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I remember going out on a charter on the Bay of Fundy

 

The kids caught a super ugly 12 inch fish

 

the Captain said "that's a mother-in-law fish"

 

We had a good laugh

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