Small shark and Lophelia bushes • Earth.com Small shark

Last update: September 19th, 2019 at 5:00 am

A small shark and lophelia bushes caught on camera. Besides being the smallest known sharks in the world, they are also bioluminescent. Meaning that like other deep sea fish, they emit light to trick and trap their prey.

There is also seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head.Besides being the smallest known sharks in the world, they are also bioluminescent. Meaning that like other deep sea fish, they emit light to trick and trap their prey.

 

Photo courtesy of University of Alabama and NOAA OE.

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