"Prehistoric" Shark Seen Attacking Deep Bait
Scientists have filmed deep-sea creatures for the first time at depths of more than 4,500 feet near Australia's coast, including the deep-dwelling sixgill shark biting on bait. Video.
A sixgill shark—a species often referred to as prehistoric because of its resemblance to sharks living hundreds of millions of years ago—is seen biting on bait at a camera trap deep off Australia. It's part of a project to learn more about deep-sea creatures and possible correlations with human sight and brain development.
© 2010 National Geographic; Video: Justin Marshall, Queensland Brain Institute
Scientists, using a deep sea camera ‘trap,’ captured some remarkable video of a shark biting down on what it thinks is prey.
This six-gill shark in the waters of the Osprey Reef near Australia’s northeast coast, senses what it thinks is a meal.