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Rare megamouth shark caught in Japan (VIDEO)

Rare megamouth shark caught in Japan (VIDEO)A fisherman in Japan got a heck of a fright after hauling up a huge - and ugly - megamouth shark.

The rare shark has been spotted only a few times since it was first discovered in the mid-1970s as it normally lives around 160m below the surface, the Mirror reported.

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This specimen was hauled up in nets on Friday near Owase Port in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

It was around 5m in length and weighed in at one tonne.



Source: TVNZ and agencies
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