Deep-Sea Ghost Shark caught on camera for the first time
Published: December 17, 2016
Deep sea ghost shark, also called as chimaeras has been filmed alive for the first time. The video of pointy-nosed blue chimaera (Hydrolagus trolli) has been released by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California. Ghost sharks are dead-eyed, wing-finned fish which are very rarely seen. This species is usually found near Australia and New Zealand. For the first time, the species have been discovered in the Northern Hemisphere. These are the relatives of sharks and rays and have been split from them some 300 million years ago. They are in existence long before the dinosaurs but very little is known about them till date. These sharks do not have rows of ragged teeth and it munches up its prey with mineralized tooth plates.