Meet the Goblin Shark, or as I call it "Reason 436 to fear the ocean"

This is the goblin shark. Referred to as a "living fossil," it's the only living descendent of a 125 million-year old species of deep-sea shark. It's snout is long and flat, with protruding jaws and "nail-like teeth." It's also an adorable shade of pink. It's very real and it's made its way to America.

Goblin sharks are between 10 and 13 ft long, but can be wayyy larger when fully-grown. They like to hang out in deep-sea canyons.

Its long snout is covered with ampullae of Lorenzini that enable it to sense minute electric fields produced by nearby prey, which it can snatch up by rapidly extending its jaws. Small numbers of goblin sharks are unintentionally caught by deepwater fisheries.

Goblin sharks have appeared in various parts of America including, along the Gulf of Mexico, and there's even an "eastern Pacific specimen, collected off southern California."

Meet the Goblin Shark, or as I call it "Reason 436 to fear the ocean"

The goblin shark is not considered harmful to humans. But, these testicle-eating fish certainly are!

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