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Megachasma pelagios (Megamouth shark)

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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2014/07/02/rare-deepwater-shark-caught-oro-shore-351414

 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


ONE of the world’s rarest sharks was caught by fishermen in the nearby shore of Barangay Cugman in Cagayan de Oro City Monday morning.

It is believed to be the 59th species of the megamouth shark seen by humans. The megamouth is an extremely rare species of deepwater shark according to Wikipedia.

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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2014/07/02/rare-deepwater-shark-caught-oro-shore-351414

 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ONE of the world’s rarest sharks was caught by fishermen in the nearby shore of Barangay Cugman in Cagayan de Oro City Monday morning.

It is believed to be the 59th species of the megamouth shark seen by humans. The megamouth is an extremely rare species of deepwater shark according to Wikipedia.

And, of course, they killed it!

 

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Alfred E. Neuman

And become tasteless sharksfin soup

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johnboy999

The sad thing is, they aren't remotely dangerous to humans as they're filter feeders, a bit like the whale sharks.

 

Apparently they're planning to stuff the outer skin and display it in a local museum

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