Rare Goblin Shark Caught Off Florida Coast
By Space Coast Daily // May 5, 2014
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.
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.