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

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

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.

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

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!

Slingshot feeding of the goblin shark

Slingshot feeding of the goblin shark

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.

Unraveling the jaw-dropping goblin shark

Unraveling the jaw-dropping goblin shark

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

Weird Sharks!  If only Shark Week had more specials about these!  In the past six years, there's only been one special that didn't focus on attacks or hunting (2006-2011)

Weird Sharks! If only Shark Week had more specials about these! In the past six years, there's only been one special that didn't focus on attacks or hunting (2006-2011)

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