HALLOWEEN PICTURES: Spooky Species Discovered This Year

HALLOWEEN PICTURES: Spooky Species Discovered This Year
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The newly identified Eastern Pacific black ghostshark haunts waters thousands of feet deep off the coasts of California and Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

The odd fish, which has a club-like sex organ on its forehead, belongs to the mysterious and little-studied chimaeras--perhaps the oldest group of fish alive today, scientists said in September 2009.
— Ghostshark photographs courtesy MBARI (top) and by Kelsey James (bottom)
 
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