Rare Megamouth shark caught in waters off Japan

People in central Japan are being treated to the sight of one of the wonders of the deep.

A rare Megamouth shark is on display at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City.

The shark was caught in waters off Shizuoka last month at a depth of about 2,600 feet.

The female Megamouth is more than 13 feet long and weighs almost 1,500 pounds.

Over 1,500 people crowded the aquarium to watch staff dissect the creature.

This is only the 58th Megamouth ever to have been caught or sighted by man.
 


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