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Jan 24, 2007
TOKYO - A species of shark rarely seen alive because its natural habitat is 2,000 feet or more under the sea was captured on film by staff at a Japanese marine park this week.
The Awashima Marine Park in Shizuoka, south of Tokyo, was alerted by a fisherman at a nearby port on Sunday that he had spotted an odd-looking eel-like creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp teeth.
Marine park staff caught the 5-foot long creature, which they identified as a female frilled shark, sometimes referred to as a â€œliving fossilâ€ because it is a primitive species that has changed little since prehistoric times.
The shark appeared to be in poor condition when park staff moved it to a seawater pool where they filmed it swimming and opening its jaws.
â€œWe believe moving pictures of a live specimen are extremely rare,â€ said an official at the park. â€œThey live between 600 and 1,000 meters under the water, which is deeper than humans can go.â€
â€œWe think it may have come close to the surface because it was sick, or else it was weakened because it was in shallow waters,â€ the official said.
The shark died a few hours after being caught.
Frilled sharks, which feed on other sharks and sea creatures, are sometimes caught in the nets of trawlers but are rarely seen alive.
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