Goblin Shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico: 'looks prehistoric' says fisherman

Goblin sharks are among the rarest and perhaps, ugliest deep-sea animals that also look 'prehistoric' and fierce by just the appearance of it.

Goblin Shark Photo

On April 19, a fisherman named Carl Moore accidentally caught a 'Goblin shark' in the Gulf of Mexico, near the Florida Keys.

The creature measured 18-foot in length and it had a long head and exceptionally elongated snouts. Moore, described his catch as 'prehistoric'.

After taking photo evidences of the Goblin shark, the fisherman released it back into the ocean. He then reported his unique find to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The recently recorded shark of this kind was in the year 2000.

Back in the 70s, the same kind of prehistoric, alien of the deep was also caught somewhere in the east of Bermuda.

Goblin looking sharks are elusive according to researchers. Up until this time, there is not much of information that can be found, said John Karlson, a research biologist at NOAA.

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