The goblin shark, who, let’s be honest, might be the ugliest shark out there. | 16 Sharks Who Need More Lovin' During Shark Week

The goblin shark, who, let's be honest, might be the ugliest shark out there.

The goblin shark, who, let’s be honest, might be the ugliest shark out there. | 16 Sharks Who Need More Lovin' During Shark Week

Slingshot feeding of the goblin shark

Slingshot feeding of the goblin shark

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World's Most Terrifying Jaws - Wired Science

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World's Most Terrifying Jaws - Wired Science

The goblin shark again. Looks more terrifying out of water than it does in the water.

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The goblin shark again. Looks more terrifying out of water than it does in the water.

Growing up to 11 feet long, the Goblin Shark sports a bizarre upper “snout” that acts as an electrical receptor to help it locate prey. It has extendable jaws lined with sharp teeth that pull any prey animals into its mouth.

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Growing up to 11 feet long, the Goblin Shark sports a bizarre upper “snout” that acts as an electrical receptor to help it locate prey. It has extendable jaws lined with sharp teeth that pull any prey animals into its mouth.

Mitsukurina owstoni (Goblin Shark)  found at continental shelf levels 330' to deep sea depths 4300' the shelf is where most deep sea commercial fishing is done. Scientific Name: Mitsukurina owstoni Rank: Species Higher classification: Mitsukurina; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin_shark

Mitsukurina owstoni (Goblin Shark) found at continental shelf levels 330' to deep sea depths 4300' the shelf is where most deep sea commercial fishing is done. Scientific Name: Mitsukurina owstoni Rank: Species Higher classification: Mitsukurina; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin_shark

Some of these are terrifying... / Goblin Shark & Lamprey- NO! Especially the goblin shark!

Some of these are terrifying... / Goblin Shark & Lamprey- NO! Especially the goblin shark!

Sea creatures of the deep - in pictures The Goblin Shark

Sea creatures of the deep - in pictures

Sea creatures of the deep - in pictures The Goblin Shark

Creepy Deep Sea Creatures (39 pictures) | memolition ** this reminds me of that prehistoric fish from the movie "Dinosaur" that ate the egg & spit it out (in the beginning)..

Creepy Deep Sea Creatures (39 pictures) | memolition ** this reminds me of that prehistoric fish from the movie "Dinosaur" that ate the egg & spit it out (in the beginning)..

Goblin Shark | When people say they're scared of sharks I was like ok w/e just stay out of the water and sharks won't be that scary. At the time, I didn't know about their cousin they keep in the basement. NOW I'm like Oh Yeah I'm afraid I'm very afraid!  This shark makes all the other sharks look like guppies!    ~Imelda

Goblin Shark | When people say they're scared of sharks I was like ok w/e just stay out of the water and sharks won't be that scary. At the time, I didn't know about their cousin they keep in the basement. NOW I'm like Oh Yeah I'm afraid I'm very afraid! This shark makes all the other sharks look like guppies! ~Imelda

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The goblin shark can only be found in the deep ocean

The goblin shark can only be found in the deep ocean

Goblin Shark - Mitsukurina Owstoni: Its low-density flesh and large oily liver make it neutrally buoyant, allowing it to drift towards its prey with minimal motions so as to avoid detection. The shark's specialized jaws can snap forward to capture it. When the shark bites, the ligaments release and "catapult" the jaws forward. At the same time, the well-developed basihyal (analogous to a tongue) on the floor of the mouth drops, expanding the oral cavity and sucking in water and prey.

Goblin Shark - Mitsukurina Owstoni: Its low-density flesh and large oily liver make it neutrally buoyant, allowing it to drift towards its prey with minimal motions so as to avoid detection. The shark's specialized jaws can snap forward to capture it. When the shark bites, the ligaments release and "catapult" the jaws forward. At the same time, the well-developed basihyal (analogous to a tongue) on the floor of the mouth drops, expanding the oral cavity and sucking in water and prey.

Goblin Shark - Wierd N'wild Creatures Wiki

Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark - Wierd N'wild Creatures Wiki

Unraveling the jaw-dropping goblin shark

Unraveling the jaw-dropping goblin shark

We've rounded up some bizarre and crazy animals you never knew existed. I knew about the goblin shark, the mantis shrimp, the bush viper, the narwhal, and the thorny dragon! What about you? -Grace:

We've rounded up some bizarre and crazy animals you never knew existed. I knew about the goblin shark, the mantis shrimp, the bush viper, the narwhal, and the thorny dragon! What about you? -Grace:

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