Dinosaur-era shark found in Portugal


The rare frilled shark is considered a “living fossil,” as its makeup has remained 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.

2 Responses to Dinosaur-era shark found in Portugal

  1. Imhotep November 13, 2017 at 11:49 am #

    Me thinks that someone may be restocking our ocean’s?

  2. Izquierdo November 14, 2017 at 3:36 am #

    How could they possibly survive in depths of 4200 feet?
    The pressure must be crushing.
    (I just looked it up — 1820 psi. The stated depth may be a typo.)

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