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8 Weird Facts About Sharks

The mouth of a basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second-largest living fish, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark.

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The megamouth shark is an extremely rare and unusual species of deepwater shark. Discovered in 1976, only a few have ever been seen, with 39 specimens known to have been caught or sighted as of 2007 and three recordings on film. @ Shark Hunters

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The megamouth shark is one of three species of shark – including the basking shark, pictured here – that eats plankton. The megamouth eluded discovery until 1976 [Credit: WikiCommons] The ancient shark likely prowled both deep and shallow waters for plankton and fish, using its massive mouth to filter food.

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It is real. The megamouth shark is an extremely rare and unusual species of deepwater shark. Discovered in 1976, only a few have ever been seen, with 39 specimens known to have been caught or sighted as of 2007 and three recordings on film.

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11. Megamouth Shark - When the residents found the lifeless body of this massive creature, they thought that it was just an ordinary whale. However, they were surprised to find out that it was some strange creature they have never seen before! It is said that the creature was a male shark and was found on the shore of a beach between the provinces of Albay and Masbate in the Philippines. It was found on January 28, 2015.

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The sloth-like megamouth shark belongs to an order of sharks that includes the fastest sharks in the ocean: the shortfin mako and the salmon shark.

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