A shrimp captain made a rare — and fearsome — find off the coast of Florida last month when he nabbed a goblin shark, NBC News reported. The prehistoric-looking fish is seldom seen by humans because it normally inhabits waters hundreds of feet below the ocean surface. The fisherman snapped a few photos of the fish and then set it free before reporting it to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is building a database of goblin shark sightings.
Fisherman Catches Rare Goblin Shark in Florida
The goblin shark was caught on April 19, 2014, off the coast of Key West, Fla.
Monday, May 5, 2014 Updated at 5:29 AM PDT