A commercial fisherman with 50 years of experience pulled an 18-foot pink goblin shark out of the ocean while working off the coast of Key West, Fla. last month.
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“I never seen something so ugly in my life,” the fisherman, Carl Moore, told KeysNet.com. “Its teeth were so wicked looking, I didn’t want anyone getting too close to it.”
The shark was pulled up from 1,700 feet below the water, photographed and released back into the ocean before it was reported just last week to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, according to the Houston Chronicle. Biologists called it “an important scientific discovery,” as it was the second type of shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico.
Goblin sharks are extremely rare, dwell in deep waters and are known by their long, flat snouts and extremely jagged teeth.