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Ghost Shark Caught on Camera for the First Time | National Geographic



The pointy-nosed blue chimaera, a species of “ghost shark,” was captured on camera for the first time in 2009. Video courtesy Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
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Previously discovered in the deep sea near Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia, researchers observed the pointy-nosed blue chimaera in the North Pacific for the first time in 2009. This footage was captured by a remotely operated vehicle as far as 6,700 feet below the ocean surface. Only recently were experts able to confirm that these fish were the same species as the ones that were previously discovered in the Southern Hemisphere. DNA sampling still needs to be conducted to be certain.

Read more about this odd-looking fish, which also sports a retractable sex organ on its head.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/pointy-nosed-blue-chimaeras-ghost-sharks/

Video courtesy Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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44 comments

  1. Look at its eye I DARE YOU

  2. When a shark pass away it will be a ghost😂

  3. OMG I LOVE SHARKS BECAUSE THERE ARE OVER 400 SHARKS AROUND THE WORLD BUT THIS SHARK EXIST OMG

  4. Honestly reading all those little textboxes just made me think about how little we know about the ocean and all the creatures inside

  5. now i know what i want to eat next 🍴🐟

  6. All I can say is ……………………….wow

  7. It looks like a cyborg.

    I wonder what cyborg fish do for fun down there

  8. If it's a ghost shark, why isn't the footage shaky and blurry?

  9. those lines around its head make it look like it should have armor plates

  10. Reminds me of Coraline

  11. I just thought about…

    EDO TENSEI

  12. Deep sea creatures are the only animals that are unbothered, it's beautiful to see them in their natural habitat, but seeing them cut up and preserved isn't

  13. So can you tell me why the eyes just beeped red at the start?

  14. anyone know about the background music? its pretty neat

  15. If this looks like a ancient pokemon imagine the remaining that hasn’t been found

  16. I can’t imagine what animals are undiscovered in the sea.

  17. As a human, I find it fascinating. As a Japanese, I wonder what it tastes like.

  18. Well I guess I have to believe in ghosts now

  19. Looks like an a Alien looking Dolphin.

  20. Nope they arent dots they are nails

  21. The perfect Youtube recommendation for Halloween 😬

  22. This feels like it came out straight from a sci-fi movie

  23. Looks like a patchwork zombie.

  24. I wanted to say "Hybrid from times of Nephilim" …but they kinda said it themsalves …CHIMAERA. Shark and stingray …yea, vei seen offten how those two produce children in Zoo, right? Just look on its "face", those eyes and lines are not normal. Also not "prefer rocky terrain" but more like "was pushed to the bottom of food-chain"…and trash'humans will be to. So…anyone know when they let those 50-50 human-animal hybrid embryos in UK grow fully?

  25. So this pokemon is water and ghost type?

  26. 0:01 slow mo + pause
    You will see the chim with red eyes

  27. YouTube recommended has satisfied me once again.

  28. Majestic, i hope they prosper c:

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