JAPAN (NBC) – A fishing village in Central Japan got a rare visitor from the deep sea.
The megamouth shark was snared in a fishing net about three miles from the Owase Port in Mie Prefecture.
The megamouth is an extremely rare deepwater shark. It swims with its massive mouth open to catch plankton and other food.
This denizen from the deep was was estimated to be about sixteen and a half feet long and weighed around a ton.
It was bought by a Japanese fishmonger.
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