Rare Goblin Shark Caught Off Florida Coast

By  //  May 5, 2014

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First Goblin Caught Off Florida Coast in 14 years

ABOVE VIDEO: A shrimping captain reeled in an approximately 18-foot-long goblin shark in his net. It’s the second such find in Florida in 14 years.

(Image courtesy of Carl Moore)

(Image courtesy of Carl Moore)

KEY WEST, FLORIDA – Carl Moore was on a shrimping expedition from Georgia when he caught a Goblin shark, which typically lives at least 1,000 feet below the surface, and has only one other recorded sighting in the Gulf of Mexico.

Thanks to a request of his three-year old grandson, Moore was carrying a digital camera to document the 18-foot shark that is rarely seen by man.

After Moore documented the catch, he released the shark back into the Gulf of Mexico.


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