Megamouth Shark Toy

Megamouth sharks were only discovered in 1976 and it was purely by accident. A US Navy vessel snagged a large male in its anchor line and the 14-foot specimen was hauled aboard and later preserved for study - although considerable damage had been done before preservation could occur. The deepwater animal was not only found to be a new species, but it also represented an entirely new genus. At the time of their discovery, many people believed that no large shark species were left to be discovered and the megamouth was a shock to the scientific community.

Scientific And Common Names
Present Status

See More

Sea Life