Video of elusive ghost shark is both majestic and creepy

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A team of scientists made some unexpected friends while exploring the deep Pacific Ocean.

The marine biologists came across extremely rare chimaeras — also called ghost sharks — on the rocky seafloor near the Hawaiian Islands and off the coast of central California.

The pointy-nosed blue chimaera is known to live in deep waters near Australia, New Zealand and the French territory New Caledonia. But the unusual fish had not been previously identified in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Lonny Lundsten, a researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, recently published the findings with his colleagues in the journal Marine Biodiversity Records. Read more…

More about Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, California Coast, Hawaiian Islands, and Marine Biology


Source: Mashable

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