Has the 62nd rare megamouth shark been found?

Recently, a photo has emerged which may show the 62nd known specimen of the rare megamouth shark. The photo is reportedly from Balingasag, Misamis Oriental in the Philippines.  Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines posted the photo on their Facebook page.  The group believes the shark was about to be slaughtered and was seeking more information. Megamouth sharks are extremely rare, with only 61 known specimens to have been seen or sighted. A total of six have physically been documented, three of which were found in the Philippines.  The new…

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Rare Megamouth Shark Caught -bycatch

A rare megamouth shark has been caught in Japan. The shark was unintentional netted yesterday morning near the Mie Prefecture around three miles off the Owase Port and has reportedly been sold at a fish market. It is estimated the shark weighed around one ton (907kg) and was around sixteen and one half feet long (5M). The shark lives in extremely deep water with one specimen reportedly caught in 660 feet of water. Megamouth sharks are one of three known plankton feeding sharks.  Both whale sharks and basking sharks also…

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