Rare Deep-Sea Ghost Shark Recorded For The First Time

 Ghost Shark

MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) spots the most rarest shark in it’s natural habitat for the first time, Ghost Shark (Hydrolagus cf trolli), also known as the pointy-nosed blue ratfish, in the Northeast Pacific ocean.

The species was originally described from specimens collected off New Caledonia in 2002. It was named in honor of Alaskan artist Ray Troll because of his fascination and appreciation for this strange group of fishes known as chimaeras.

For more information visit MBARI’s official report and the article on National Geographic.

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