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Scientists Capture Rare VIPER Shark with Extendable Jaws like 'The Alien' Monster

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posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 11:27 AM
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Terrifying shark with extendable jaws like the 'Alien' monster is dragged from the deep
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It seizes its pray with its rapidly extending jaws - which can be used to swallow large fish with one bite.

The glow-in-the-dark beast is so incredibly rare that only a handful have been caught since they were first discovered in 1986.


Taiwan’s Fisheries Research Institute said it had picked up five of the creatures near Donghe Township during a routine survey.

Describing them, it said: “The most obvious feature are the needle-shaped teeth, like snake-like fangs; this is also the origin of viper shark name.”

Because they are so seldom seen, little is known about viper sharks =- but they’re believed to migrate from 300m-400m deep during the day to 150m deep at night.

Of the latest specimens - which were caught at a depth of 350m - four were dead and the living shark was immersed in cool seawater, but died a day later.

The viper shark diet comprises crustaceans and bony fishes, including lanternfishes – perhaps attracted by the predator’s glowing body.



These fishes are crazy looking...I had to do multiple takes on them to get a good look at those jaw lines and teeth. Definitely have a viper look to them for sure and I would not like to be found cuddling in their home, no matter the depth!

Nice to see what is lurking in the depths of our oceans!
edit on 10-1-2018 by Skywatcher2011 because: added picture

edit on 10-1-2018 by Skywatcher2011 because: found more pictures to post




posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 11:30 AM
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At least they apparently died happy.



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: chadderson
At least they apparently died happy.


Apparently?! lol...I guess so?



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 11:56 AM
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What's terrifying bout it ?

Holding it with 2 fingers



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:01 PM
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if we spent trillions in exploring the earth to its full glory instead of space , maybe we'd be a better species.



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:05 PM
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It looks a lot like a mini/baby Goblin Shark... Now those are terrifying lol!

ETA: Goblin Shark Wiki

Do a search on them, they are very creepy!
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posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:07 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
What's terrifying bout it ?

Holding it with 2 fingers
initially when i saw this article there was only the first picture present. So they looked like a decent size.

Upon further reaearch i came upon the later pictures and found out that they werent big at all.

Either way wouldnt want to get nipped in the butt by theae guys at all!



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

Okay my brain is buffering to load the nightmares I will have when I go to sleep.

Now I don't mind weird looking creatures, but I don't like the ones that look like that they can bite off my genitalia. When you mentioned they have a viper look to them then you aren't wrong, google viperfish and see what these guys big brothers look like.
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posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

Already did. Now look at viperdog fish



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:12 PM
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I am surprised no one commented how beautiful their eyes are



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:19 PM
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posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: Lilroanie
It looks a lot like a mini/baby Goblin Shark... Now those are terrifying lol!

ETA: Goblin Shark Wiki

Do a search on them, they are very creepy!


Interesting, they are related having the same jaw structure.
Is it Goblin or Gobblin' shark?



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
a reply to: Thecakeisalie

Already did. Now look at viperdog fish


Ok let's call it a draw, that thing looks like a demonic Jean's zipper.



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
I am surprised no one commented how beautiful their eyes are


It's true their eyes really are... OH MY GOD LOOK AT THOSE JAWS !!!! Fly you fools, run, RUUUUUUUUN !!!



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011
All I want to know is, do they make good sushi? They kind of look like eel. If they taste like eel, I will be satisfied eating them.



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: Asktheanimals

Gobble Gobble



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

What a cool creature , wonder what they look like at depth glowing in the dark ...fearsome.
Shame they had to die for us to see them , their name seems apt.




posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 01:22 PM
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"Scientists only believe there are 10 left in the wild now"



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

You can’t fool me!

That’s a xenomorph!!!

I’ve seen those movies...





posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

hahaha - thats where Giger got the inspiration for the head of Alien





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