Fishermen catch rare megamouth shark and take stock of “monsters” in the sea.
According to foreign media reports, Japanese fishermen caught an extremely rare deep-sea megamouth shark measuring 5.2 meters long near a port five kilometers from Owase City in Mie Prefecture on the 15th of April. An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred here on April 1, leading experts to speculate that the deep-sea fish might have been pushed closer to shore due to crustal movement.
Megamouth sharks can live up to 100 years and sink down to rest at 160 meters below sea level during the day, while surfacing at 12 meters at night to hunt. They open their huge mouths to feed on plankton and other marine organisms while swimming in the sea. It is said to be the third type of shark known to feed on plankton, besides whale sharks and basking sharks.
Since the discovery of the megamouth shark in 1976, it has only been seen 60 times, usually when they get stranded on a beach or caught by fishermen. They are mostly found in Japan, the Philippines, and Taiwan, and the first megamouth shark was caught off the coast of Hawaii.
Due to frequent earthquakes in recent years, “strange fish” or “monsters” that people have never seen before have been found in the deep sea, close to the shore, which has amazed people.
In Japan, a white “monster” similar to a white whale has been spotted on the coast.
After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, a survivor captured footage of a “monster” being washed up on the shore. The video was recently released and caused a lot of discussion among netizens, but there is no consensus on the type of creature.
The video was shot by a tsunami survivor and shows a giant creature resembling a white whale faintly visible amidst the rubble. Some people think that the creature might be a whale or an octopus, while others believe that it could be a new species that has not been seen before.
In New Zealand, a terrifying monster fish with huge eyes and a bulging back was found on the beach.
A Czech man discovered a black deep-sea monster fish stranded on a beach in New Zealand during his trip in March this year. The fish was about 4 meters long with large eyes and a hump on its back. It was already dead when found.
According to New Zealand shark expert Daffy from the conservation bureau, the strange fish was a bigeye thresher shark, which usually feeds in deep waters.
Recently, Thai fishermen caught a deep-sea creature that looks like an eel, with sharp teeth, a slender body, and a huge head. In the video, the strange creature was caught in the fishing net and struggled violently. Every time the crew poked it with a stick, it would open its mouth, revealing its sharp teeth.
It is reported that strange creatures can often be found in the deepest parts of the ocean. The lack of sunlight in the deep sea causes these creatures to develop various strange features, from webbed arms to needle-like teeth.
A Mexican company specializing in fishing recently posted a photo of a strange fish on its official website. The fish was light pink and looked like a shark, with a bulging belly like a balloon and alien-like eyes.
Last September, a Japanese man claimed on social media that he caught a giant “monster fish” in the sea near Hokkaido, with a huge head that looked like a “sea monster.” After expert analysis, the fish was identified as a Bering wolffish, with a strange appearance and a large size that surprised many people.
A 9-meter-long “sea monster” washed up on a beach in New Zealand, resembling a dinosaur and sparking speculation.
In 2013, the carcass of a 30-foot (about 9 meters) “sea monster” was washed up on a beach in Porirua Bay, New Zealand, by a storm. Most of the body of this mysterious “sea monster” was missing, but its serrated teeth and large head were visible. People speculated that it might be a crocodile, a giant sea eel, a dolphin, or a dinosaur.
However, marine mammal expert Anton van Helden dismissed these guesses. He pointed out that the structure of the fins of the “sea monster” was similar to that of a killer whale, which is also common in the area.
Similarly, in 2013, residents of Pembroke, Wales, discovered a frightening animal carcass on Tenby South Beach. The animal’s skin was hairless, some of its limbs were missing, and it had a large mouth that appeared to be screaming, as well as sharp teeth and a ferocious expression.
According to reports, the monster was discovered by 27-year-old Peter Bailey while walking his dog on the beach. He said in an interview, “I thought it was a horse, but it had bear-like claws and a pig-like body. But there was no strange smell.”
Some people claimed that this monster was somewhat similar to the “Manhattan monster” found under the Brooklyn Bridge in 2012. The pink carcass looked like a pig, but each of its limbs had five toes.
In addition to these strange creatures, the debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan formed a “man-made island” on the surface of the sea. Captain Charles Moore led his research team, “Garbage Patch State,” on a 30-day investigation of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” They discovered a permanent “man-made island” formed by the debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, which they named “Floating Island,” with a weight of 7 tons of plastic waste.