Megamouth Shark #24: Washed ashore dead in Tokyo Bay, Ikhihara City, Japan
April 19, 2004
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A rare megamouth deep-sea shark is displayed after being discovered in Tokyo Bay near Ichihara City, by the Natural History Museum and Institute, April 22, 2004. The shark measures 5.63 meters (18.47 feet) in length, 2,679 lbs in weight, and its mouth is 1.15 meters (3.77 feet) in diameter, which the museum says is the world's largest of its kind yet reported.