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Now Sea This: The 10 Most Amazing Bizarre Sharks

Frilled sharks are notorious for their odd dentition. Approximately 300, three-pointed teeth set into 27 rows fill the mouths of Frilled Sharks. Do the math and you’ll find that every Frilled Shark has about 1000 pointy hooks to grab onto its fishy prey. Primitive maybe, deadly definitely.

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12 Creatures That Prove The Deep Sea Is The Scariest Place On Earth

Goblin sharks live at a depth of up to 4,200 feet below the surface. They have eel-like tails similar to frilled sharks, and grow to around 11 feet long. They scan the seabed with super-long snouts, detecting the tiny electrical currents given off by all living things. #sea #ocean

Creatures from the Mariana Trench.
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Creatures from the Mariana Trench.

Creatures from the Mariana Trench. -for the record the "frilled shark" is pretty much what I expect every time I get into a body of water, Never realized they really do exist outside my nightmares.


The Frilled Shark is named for it's six pairs of frilly-edged gills. It live as extreme depths of 400 to 4,200 feet. With an unusual eel-like body, lizard-like head, ruffled throat, and tiny fins the Frilled shark rarely exceeds a length over six feet. Impressively, it is armed with 300 trident-shaped teeth organized into 25 rows. Mostly found in Japanese waters, this unusual creature eats mainly squid, although how they catch their prey is somewhat a mystery.