Megamouth washes ashore in the Philippines

Megamouth shark in the Philippines

An incredibly neat and rare sighting of a megamouth shark has been confirmed in the Philippines. They are related to the basking shark and feed off of plankton and jellyfish. Not much is known about their range because they are so rarely seen in the wild.

I imagine they probably don’t have huge population numbers, and reside in the vast stretches of open ocean rarely traversed by humans, like the middle of the Indian Ocean and Southern Pacific.

http://qz.com/335068/a-rare-megamouth-shark-just-washed-up-in-the-philippines

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