The Original Megamouth

a megamouth shark is hung by its tail on the back of a ship

In 1976, an odd-looking creature became entangled with a Navy research vessel’s anchor off the coast of Hawaii. With a wide, gaping mouth, prominent eyes, and tadpole-like body shape, this goofy looking catch baffled the crew, since its appearance was very different from the typical shark. Due to its expansive mouth, the shark was named the megamouth.

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