Extremely Rare Megamouth Shark Caught in Japan

A shark so rare that it's only been spotted 58 times since its discovery in 1976 was caught in Japanese waters last month.

Commercial fishermen netting in 2,600 feet of water near the fishing port of Yui Shimizu, Shizuoka City caught an elusive megamouth shark on April 14, according to WPTV. This marks only the 17th sighting of the fish in Japanese waters. The shark measures more than 14 feet in length and carries over 50 rows of extremely small, hooked teeth in its namesake "mega mouth."

The shark is currently on display at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City.

What's up with all the rare shark findings recently?

Here's a odd video on the finding from Cosmos News…