- 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