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Megamouth



Megamouth Shark #37

May 2, 2006



Megamouth #37 was found alive in a fixed shore net along the coast of Sagami Bay, Yugawara, Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. A film crew was onhand and shot a film of this specimen. However, when it was pulled out of the water, the megamouth had already died. It will be placed on display at Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park in Kanagawa, Japan.




The below is from a Japanese Newspaper dated May 1, 2006:



Translation:

Fishermen from Sagami Bay told the staff of Aburatsubo Marine Park that "the big shark is in the set net". But they couldn't land it because of the wind conditions. After three days, the staff observed the shark in the set net and identified it as a female megamouth shark. Soon afterwards, she died. This is the first record of a megamouth shark from Sagami Bay. It will be dissected and investigated, and later exhibited at the Aburatsubo Marine Park in Kanagawa, Japan.