Feb 2017
The Elusive Ghost Shark

Chimaeras, popularly known as ghost sharks, are a species of deep sea fish. Ghost sharks have been around for 400 million years! But they have been rarely spotted since they live so deep down in the sea—nearly 2600 metres, in fact. Even though they're known informally as ghost sharks, chimaeras are not sharks. Rather, sharks are their closest living relatives.

The pointy-nosed blue chimaera, a species of the ghost shark, was captured on camera for the first time in 2009. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California, USA, recorded the marine creature on video. You can watch this very video right here!

Video courtesy: National Geographic


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