Saturday, December 20, 2008

Photohunter: Wide




Can't get much wider than this. This is a preserved megamouth shark. This shark is known only from 38 specimens captured, salvaged, or recorded world wide. Despite its very large mouth, the megamouth eats small planktonic animals, such as jellies and copepods. It follows its prey, swimming up through the water column during the night and descending as night falls.

8 comments:

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Wow, never heard of that kind of shark before. Great photo and happy holidays.

Annie said...

Megamouth, who knew? Perfect for the wide open theme. I love your blog!

Dianne said...

Oh that is rather creepy looking-but surely good for the photo hunt theme!
Happy holidays!

Teena in Toronto said...

That is a big mouth!

I played too :)

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect choice for today's theme , mine's up too hope you can visit. Happy weekend!

Laura said...

That's really cool! Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!
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jams o donnell said...

Megamouth is such an appropriate name! I have only seen short footage of one but I was amazed. As for big mouthed sharks I must get down to teh SW coast next summer and watch the Baskings.

Happy weekend and a happy Xmas

Brita said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing and telling about this.