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At about 6 feet in length, it’s not among the largest sharks in the seas. It looks more like an eel. But it’s got many more teeth than most sharks, 25 rows of them for a total of 300. By contrast, the great white shark has 50 teeth.
originally posted by: jhn7537
a reply to: lostbook
I'm convinced that it is due to the rising acidity levels in the oceans... These creatures are being forced to alter their own way of life due to the destruction we are causing to this planet.
I wonder what's going on in the deep that's causing the deep sea life to come up....? Pollution, chemicals, magnetic variation? Are their internal gyroscopes shifting??
"I know they occasionally see them at the surface, because a lot make vertical migrations at night time, as they follow prey up and down in the water column," he said, adding that its eel-like swimming motion makes it quite unique among sharks.
"There are usually three main spots it is found, in waters off New Zealand, near Japan and along the coast of the British Isles, down through Spain into northern Africa. However, there are some maps that show distributions that encompass the Victorian coast," he said.
originally posted by: Asynchrony
It even has a dinosaur tyme appearance to it.
“The head on it was like something out of a horror movie. It was quite horrific looking. … It was quite scary actually.”
I saw this photo and "dinosaur" immediately registered in my brain.
I always thought that prehistoric species had survived on the ocean floors for hundreds of millions of years because the climate has been steady down there in contrast to the surface where climate change seems to be the norm.
originally posted by: rukia
That's why I think dinosaurs aren't really wiped out.