Tech & Science Rare 'dinosaur age' shark found in Portugal

08:23  13 november  2017
08:23  13 november  2017 Source:   9news.com.au

Dinosaur-Era Shark Found In Portugal

  Dinosaur-Era Shark Found In Portugal The ancient frilled shark once lived alongside the T-Rex, and has remained evolutionarily unchanged for 80 million years. This summer, researchers found one alive and thriving off the coast of Portugal, adding evidence regarding the resilience of this ancient sea creature.The shark was discovered off the Algarve coast by researchers who were working on a European Union project in the area, the BBC reported. The aim of the project was to "minimize unwanted catches in commercial fishing," but the team unknowingly unearthed one of the rarest and most ancient animals on the planet.

The rare Shark of the dinosaur era found in Portugal . The Hidden Secrets of the Ordovician Age (720p) - Duration: 49:13.

shark , a so-called "living fossil" that has elusively swum around Earth's deep waters since the age of the dinosaurs , may been an even rarer find . Margarida Castro, a fishery science researcher at the University of the Algarve, in Portugal , told Sic Noticias, a Portuguese news outlet, said that these

Little is known about the shark other than it has 300 teeth and has a snake-like body. © Twitter / @Nine.com.au Little is known about the shark other than it has 300 teeth and has a snake-like body.

An ancient and rare frilled shark has been found alive off the coast of Portugal, puzzling researchers over its survival.

The rare fish was pulled aboard a trawler by scientists who were working on a European Union project on commercial fishing, the BBC reports.

Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere officials have labelled the sea creature a “living fossil”, claiming its existence dates back 80 million years.

The male shark, which measured 1.5m, was caught near the resort of Portimao.

Little is known about the shark other than it has 300 teeth and has a snake-like body.

The creature gets its name from the frilled nature of its teeth, which allow it to devour its food.

Scientists believe it resides off the coast of Australia, Japan and New Zealand.

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