Watch: Rare Deep-sea “Ghost Shark” Observed For The First Time

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Video observations by MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) of a Ghost Shark ("Hydrolagus cf trolli"), aka the "pointy-nosed blue ratfish", in the Northeast Pacific ocean represent the first ever of this animal alive in its natural habitat. The species was originally described from specimens collected off New Caledonia in 2002. It was named in honor of Alaskan artist Ray Troll because of his fascination and appreciation for this strange group of fishes known as chimaeras.  View More
December 20, 2016 Jessica