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    Posted: 25-Jan-2007 at 09:55
AP) TOKYO The staff of a Japanese aquarium took pictures of a rare frilled shark, after it was discovered by local residents at Awashima Port in Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo.

This prehistoric shark is rarely seen alive as its natural habitat lies up to 4,200 feet deep under the sea.

Experts at the Awashima Marine Park were able to examine the creature, which was a female, and film it swimming around.

Unfortunately though it died a couple of hours after it was moved to its new environment.

The eel-looking shark, with its mouth full of 300 trident-shaped teeth, measured 5.3 feet-long and weighed 16.5 pounds.

Frilled sharks normally inhabit deep sea waters between 400 and 4,200 feet and rarely come to the surface.

However they have been seen near the coast of Japan before, especially during the winter time when the water temperature drops and they have to get to warmer areas to feed.

Frilled sharks can grow to a length of nearly 6.5 feet and eat deep-sea squids and other soft-bodied preys.

Most specimen are found in the Japanese waters.
 
 
 
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  Quote Byzantine Emperor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Jan-2007 at 10:18
I saw this in the news a few days ago.  Pretty amazing!  It is baffling to think how many of God's creatures are still undiscovered in the ocean depths in the year 2007.
 
What I don't understand is why they had to remove the poor thing from her environment?  Surely the scientists knew that the sudden change in temperature would kill her!  Cry
 
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  Quote Bulldog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Jan-2007 at 10:47
Did this creature die? Shocked
 
Imagine what other amazing animals there are deep down, I always heard about the Giant Squid but never have seen one on any pictures of Tv.
 
However, there was this great nature program by the BBC, "Natural World", they went to a deep part of the ocean and there was amazing forms of life down there, the one's that caught my eye were these massive red crabs. Sometimes I think, these creatures look far weirder than anything I've seen on "Alien" films.
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  Quote Dan Carkner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Jan-2007 at 10:47
It's pretty sad after I heard that it died.  When you watch the video it just looks like it's floating around aimlessly and has lost some of its mind..
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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Jan-2007 at 11:29
I love natural history, a forum for it would be good.  Good find this, Bulldog.

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  Quote Bulldog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Jan-2007 at 13:24
Anyone who get's the chance watch this
 
"Planet Earth"
 
 
It's the most amazing environmental series of programs I've seen, the filming is simply breathtaking.
 
Watch these clips
 
 
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  Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Jan-2007 at 21:59
yeah i saw this shark yesterday, it looked like it was really struggling.

 I suspect there is more to discover in the deep ocean.


some grainy shots have been taken of a giant squid, bulldog. The japanese have been searching for it and got something.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4288772.stm



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  Quote Bulldog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jan-2007 at 05:55
Do they know its true size?
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  Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jan-2007 at 09:25
^ the squid? 8 mtrs according to the article




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  Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jan-2007 at 09:35
the goblin shark (another deep dweller)







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Well,animal history is far bigger than Hellenic,Persian-Iranic,Egyptian and Chinese history together.Wink
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Yes, we need an empire of the animals Big%20smile
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  Quote Constantine XI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Jan-2007 at 22:25
How long has this species been in existence?
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The Frilled Shark is a truly amazing creature. The way it just seems to drift aimlessly is extraordinary - it is just something that looks so out of place!
 
In regards to Bulldog's earlier post, yes I've got Planet Earth. It is a breath-taking documentary that gives a spectacular spectacle of our Planet. The footage is fantastic. Some of my favourite scenes are the Snow Leopard chase, the African Hunting Dog hunt, Angel Falls and the monumental herds of the Canadian Tundra while migrating.
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  Quote pekau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Feb-2007 at 17:58
Originally posted by Bulldog

AP) TOKYO The staff of a Japanese aquarium took pictures of a rare frilled shark, after it was discovered by local residents at Awashima Port in Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo.

This prehistoric shark is rarely seen alive as its natural habitat lies up to 4,200 feet deep under the sea.

Experts at the Awashima Marine Park were able to examine the creature, which was a female, and film it swimming around.

Unfortunately though it died a couple of hours after it was moved to its new environment.

The eel-looking shark, with its mouth full of 300 trident-shaped teeth, measured 5.3 feet-long and weighed 16.5 pounds.

Frilled sharks normally inhabit deep sea waters between 400 and 4,200 feet and rarely come to the surface.

However they have been seen near the coast of Japan before, especially during the winter time when the water temperature drops and they have to get to warmer areas to feed.

Frilled sharks can grow to a length of nearly 6.5 feet and eat deep-sea squids and other soft-bodied preys.

Most specimen are found in the Japanese waters.
 
 
 
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Wow, indeed.
 
If you take out the fins and tails, they look awfully like the evil worm-like creatures seen in King Kon movie. I normally am ok with horror movies, but when one brave fellow's head, two legs and arms were swollowed and slowly digested by the worm-liek creatures... I feel sick now...
     
   
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  Quote DocStaph Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Feb-2007 at 17:58
Holy batman and robin, this is exotic!
ARe you sure it died accidently or was it EATEN?Cry
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  Quote Dan Carkner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Feb-2007 at 18:21
Haha--comparing things to a London bus--way to make things understandable for the rest of the world :)
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  Quote Afghanan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Feb-2007 at 17:30
It reminds me of that other prehistoric fish that they recently found to be still alive:
 
 
 
 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Feb-2007 at 17:40

wow, and people why they go extinct, p.s that shark died like in 15 mins after it was filmed!


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  Quote The Canadian Guy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Feb-2007 at 22:49
They're all ugly, yet they are amazing creatures. I'll bet there are alot more of animal/plant life yet to be discovered. 

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