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Rarely Seen Sea Creature Photographed in Australia: ‘It Looks Like It’s From Another Time!’

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Rarely Seen Sea Creature Photographed in Australia: ‘It Looks Like It’s From Another Time!’

How would you like to reel one of these in?

Fishermen in Victoria, Australia, didn’t know what to think when they reeled in a prehistoric-looking creature from the water. They noticed its head and body looked like it belonged to an eel, but the tail looked like a shark’s.

They unknowingly captured a very rare frilled shark, sometimes referred to as the “living fossil,” according to the Telegraph. The creature’s ancestry goes back roughly 80 million years and is rarely sighted.

Fishermen in Victoria, Australia, didn’t know what to think when they reeled in a prehistoric-looking creature from the water. They noticed its head and body looked like it belonged to an eel, but the tail looked like a shark’s.

They unknowingly captured a very rare frilled shark, sometimes referred to as the “living fossil,” according to the Telegraph. The creature’s ancestry goes back roughly 80 million years and is rarely sighted.

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