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May 28, 2017

JAPAN: filmed the very rare Megamouth Shark

The very rare deep-water Mogamouth Shark (Megachasma pelagios) was found in a fishing net just offshore from the Japanese town of Tateyama, on the northern shore of Japan’s Honshu island, in the early morning of 22 May, and transferred to a cage in the ocean.

This specie of shark is a relatively new discovery to science, having been first recorded in 1979 in the waters around Hawaii and with only over 100 sightings worldwide, 20 of which have been in Japan.

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