Original pin "Humans rarely encounter frilled sharks, which prefer to remain in the oceans' depths, up to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface. Considered living fossils, frilled sharks bear many physical characteristics of ancestors who swam the seas in the time of the dinosaurs. This 5.3-foot (1.6-meter) specimen was found in shallow water in Japan in 2007 and transferred to a marine park. It died hours after being caught. -Nat Geo"
Frill Shark | The frilled shark is not your typical shark, judging by looks alone. It closely resembles an eel, so much so that it’s mistaken for an eel quite often, and the only real distinguishing features are its signature six gills. One more weird thing about this odd shark species: they came back from the dead. Well, kinda … these prehistoric sharks were long thought to be extinct. It wasn’t until 2007 that someone witnessed a real live frilled shark wash up on the shore.