We just published a post on some very strange marine creatures for World Laughter Day and wouldn’t you know we just found another.
This one is a six foot-long, really, ugly (of course that last descriptor, is all in the eye of the beholder, but I don’t think you really want to get close enough to see this one eye-to-eye) prehistoric beast.
What Lovely Teeth You Have, all 300!
It’s a shark, but looks like a snake and has 300 teeth, arrayed in 25 rows in a very strangely shaped head and with a jaw that can spread wide enough to swallow its prey whole.
Considered a living fossil, the Frilled Shark was found swimming off Portugal, apparently as it has been for the last 80 million years. Encounters with this species are rare because it haunts very deep ocean waters, but you can come face-to-face with it in Eleanor Cummins’ article in Slate.com.
By Robert Frerck, Blue Ocean Network
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