Goblin Shark Attack!!
Shown above is some amazing footage shot in Tokyo Bay for a documentary film about the Goblin Shark.
The Goblin Shark, Mitsukurina owstoni, is a deep-sea shark with reported sightings numbering as low as 50 since it’s discovery in1897. The most distinctive characteristic of the goblin shark is the unusual shape of its head. It has a long, trowel-shaped, beak-like rostrum or snout, much longer than other sharks’ snouts. Some other distinguishing characteristics of the shark are the colour of its body, which is mostly pink, and its long, protrusible jaws.
When the jaws are retracted, the shark resembles a pink grey nurse shark, with an unusually long nose. The pink coloration, unique among sharks, is due to blood vessels underneath a semi-transparent skin (which bruises easily), thereby causing the colouring.
Found in the deep ocean, far below where the sun’s light can reach at depths greater than 200 m. They are found throughout the world, from Australia in the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico in the Atlantic Ocean. They are best known from the waters around Japan, where the species was first discovered.