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Georgia fisherman catches very rare and ugly shark


Georgia fisherman catches very rare and ugly shark

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED May 5, 2014

A shrimp fisherman caught one ugly and rare fish earlier this month.

Carl Moore of Townsend, Ga., was shrimping in the Gulf of Mexico when he brought up the unlikely haul, a goblin shark.

According to Moore, the goblin shark was about 18 to 20 feet long and had razor sharp teeth. However, he wasn't able to measure it properly before tossing it back in the ocean.

The last known goblin shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico was in 2000. They are also said to live in the waters near Japan and South Africa.

Research biologist John Karlson told NBC News that it was a very rare catch.

The goblin shark lives between 1,000 and 3,000 feet under water and feeds on live squid and fish.


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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.