Sep 19, 2006

Goblins & Aliens

Here is the goblin shark. So aptly named, I love it. These fish can be found at depths of 1,300 meters. That's deep.

The long snout is endowed with sensory organs that detect electrical fields. But get this: their mouths are extensible - like in Aliens. They can retract or extend them. Freaky.

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Mo said...

like a hammerhead. with the nose thingie anyway.

also, cant great whites also extend their jaws?

Raging Wombat said...

I think the great whites can, but this one is more pronounced.