New Zealand: Rare Baby Ghost Shark Find Thrills Scientists

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  • A rare baby ghost shark has been captured off New Zealand’s South Island at 1.2 kilometers deep.
  • Little is known about the ghost sharks because they live deep down in the water, usually at around 6000 feet.
  • These creatures, also called chimaeras have large heads and oversized eyes, and are relatives to sharks because their skeletons consist of cartilage rather than bone.

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