Scientists released a video from 2009 on Sunday, shows a rare species of sharks on camera for the first time.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute’s footage shows the very rare ghost shark swimming in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California.
The researchers sent a remote car to 6,700 meters to capture the creature. The program director for the Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, told National Geographic that the discovery was ” dumb luck.”
Ghost sharks are related to stingrays and sharks, and tooth plates, and openings on their head.
Investigators released the video seven years after the filming of the species, because they wanted to make sure that the creature was actually a ghost shark, and that it is a type called a pointed nose blue chimaera.
Before the shark was filmed, it was only believed that this species swam in the Southern Hemisphere near Australia and New Zealand.
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