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Scientists just identified the mysterious creature from 2009 footage as a ghost shark

  • Experts at the Monterey Bay
    Aquarium Research Institute have identified the mysterious creature they caught on camera in 2009 as a ghost shark,
    otherwise known as a chimaera.
  • Pacific Shark Research Center program
    director Dave Ebert called the discovery “dumb luck.“ 
  • The institute’s geologists spotted the animal off the Pacific coast of
    the U.S. via a remotely operated vehicle they plunged as far as 6,700
    feet beneath the ocean’s surface.
  • But at first, the researchers weren’t
    entirely sure of what they were seeing. Read more

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