Florida fisherman Captain Carl Moore was caught off guard in April when he discovered a giant hideous sea monster amongst his shrimp catch.
The monster’s technical name is the goblin shark, and it’s an incredibly rare five-metre shark species that lives between 600 and 900 metres below the surface off the coasts of Japan and California. They are a pinky-white colour with blue fins and characterised by their sharp, goblin-like snout (hence the name) and an extendable jaw, full of razor-sharp teeth.
Little old Goblin is said to be one of the rarest shark species on earth, with the last sighting of one over 14 years ago.
“I didn’t even know what it was,” Moore said. “I didn’t get the tape measure out because that thing’s got some wicked teeth, they could do some damage.” Instead, the baffled fisherman took some quick photos and threw the beast back into ocean. (Definitely the smarter choice.)