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Living Fossil Shark Caught (with video)
this is pretty cool; link has a youtube inset of the video; check out the
Officials at Awashima Marine Park, located in the coastal city of Numazu,
have obtained rare video footage of a frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus
anguineus) near the sea surface after it was captured in nearby waters.
On the afternoon of January 21, a fisherman spotted the large fish in the
shallow water near the park. He immediately contacted Awashima Marine Park
officials, who caught the shark and transported it to the parks dolphin
pen, where they turned it loose. The weak shark was able to survive for
several hours long enough for park officials to videotape it swimming
around. Video footage of the frilled shark near the sea surface is very
rare, and the park says it will keep the video for research purposes.