Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World's Most Terrifying Jaws - Wired Science

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Mitsukurina owstoni (Goblin Shark)  found at continental shelf levels 330' to deep sea depths 4300' the shelf is where most deep sea commercial fishing is done. Scientific Name: Mitsukurina owstoni Rank: Species Higher classification: Mitsukurina; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin_shark

Mitsukurina owstoni (Goblin Shark) found at continental shelf levels to deep sea depths the shelf is where most deep sea commercial fishing is done. Scientific Name: Mitsukurina owstoni Rank: Species Higher classification: Mitsukurina

Real - Goblin Shark - The first image is suspicious but I think it is real. It appears to be of a dead(how long?) specimen with the jaws extended and some shrinking causing the eye to appear strange. Maybe photoshopped but the other images show real sharks. To see the jaws in action, view a Youtube Video.(Look for Goblin Shark) The description is freaky that's why I didn't include a link..........Luckily it lives really deep in the ocean!

Real - Goblin Shark - The first image is suspicious but I think it is real. It appears to be of a dead(how long?) specimen with the jaws extended and some shrinking causing the eye to appear strange. Maybe photoshopped but the other images show real sharks. To see the jaws in action, view a Youtube Video.(Look for Goblin Shark) The description is freaky that's why I didn't include a link..........Luckily it lives really deep in the ocean!

Sea creatures of the deep - in pictures The Goblin Shark

Sea creatures of the deep - in pictures

Sharks are incredibly unique creatures, and exhibit a surprising diversity of shapes and sizes. Check out these 5 "wacky" sharks - including the infamous Goblin shark! For more about sharks visit Sport Diver magazine online.

Some of these are terrifying... / Goblin Shark & Lamprey- NO! Especially the goblin shark!

Some of these are terrifying. / Goblin Shark & Lamprey- NO! Especially the goblin shark!

Slingshot feeding of the goblin shark

Slingshot feeding of the goblin shark Mitsukurina owstoni (Pisces: Lamniformes: Mitsukurinidae)

Strange creatures of the sea… Well these are where my nightmares will be coming from for the next while. Why do these exist!

Strange creatures of the sea…

Deep-sea fish:Strange creatures of the sea… >>> imagine your just diving down there, and you turn around and then BAM! Hatchet fish in your face!

Can't say I blame it for keeping away from us, we haven't got the best track record with sharks.

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MFS-Strange but TRUE The goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni, is a deep-sea shark, the sole living species in the family Mitsukurinidae.

Goblin Shark

Mitsukurina owstoni

Shark Week: Alien Sharks: Goblin Shark : Video illustrating usage of Ampullae of Lorenzini and jaw extension: Discovery Channel

Goblin Shark 3d printed by @NinjaRAWLegend

Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark by EricHo on Shapeways

Why No One Should Mess With The Ocean. Prepare for equal parts terror and laughing your ass off.

Why No One Should Mess With The Ocean

goblin shark - These guys are extremely rare and are hardly ever caught alive. They're mostly pulled up dead in fishing nets from deep below. This is rare and amazing footage (and as some will say, terrifying). http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/7-shark-week-gifs/

Celebrating reaching Glorious by posting on less-known facts about sharks

This is just an absolutely real shark that lives in the ocean. The Goblin Shark

The goblin shark again. Looks more terrifying out of water than it does in the water.

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Another look at the goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni), a deep sea creature that's been sighted less that fifty times since its discovery. They're the only living representative of the family Mitsukurinidae. This thing is hideous.

Goblin Shark - This extremely rare shark is one bizarre looking creature. Most famous for its extended snout and gruesome teeth, goblin sharks have been found as deep as 4000 feet. They can grow up to 14 feet (3.3 m) long and weigh 350 lb (159 kg). There have been only 50 sightings of these creatures alive since their discovery in the late 1800's.

Goblin Shark - This extremely rare shark is one bizarre looking creature. Most famous for its extended snout and gruesome teeth, goblin sharks have been found as deep as 4000 feet. They can grow up to 14 feet m) long and weigh 350 lb kg). }}} Shit E

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