Primitive shark, no frills!

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A fisherman recently spotted a live frilled shark off the coast of Japan. And while many of you might be wondering why a creature that bears a striking resemblance to Leona Helmsley is getting such attention, others will be frilled to know that the "living fossil" really exists. For anyone not in the know, the species resides over 600 meters below the sea, is rarely seen in shallow waters, and is almost never spotted alive. The sharks are considered primitive because it's thought they've changed little since prehistoric times (the fisherman who first spotted it called it a giant eel-like creature with needle sharp teeth). Sadly, this one died soon after it was caught"¦ but it was clearly wise beyond its years. The creature was smart enough to pose for beauty shots before swimming toward the great beyond. Click here to read more at the SMH. Story via ettf.

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