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What’s Worse Than a Shark? A Ghostshark, and Scientists Just Found One

A real life ghostshark, or chimaera, was seen by a group of scientists. 

Just when you thought a great white or mako was your biggest worry when you entered the ocean, now you’ve got ghostsharks to be afraid of.

A Chimaera was spotted by a team of scientists studying the deepest sectors of the sea, so you probably don’t really have to worry about encountering one of these guys. But still, that’s got to be terrifying for someone who’s already developed a phobia for large, toothy fish.

You can see a video of the unique-looking shark here.

This Chimaera was seen during Dive 8 at a site called Northwest Guam Seamount. The ghostsharks (also known as rabbitfish) are most closely related to sharks and rays and only inhabit deep water.

What other horrors exist in the depths we’ve yet to fully explore? Who knows, but we’ll be eager to see what they dig up next.

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What’s Worse Than a Shark? A Ghostshark, and Scientists Just Found One