Rare 'goblin shark' caught off Fla. coast

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    Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 7:32 am

    KEY WEST, Fla. (WTXL) - A shrimper caught this rare goblin shark - only the second member of its species ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico - in the waters off Key West in April.

    Carl Moore of Townsend, Georgia says he was shocked when it fell out of his trawling net filled with shrimp. Goblin sharks live one to three-thousand feet under the water and feed on live squid and fish.This is the first goblin shark catch since 2000, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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