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Two EXTREMELY rare megamouth sharks captured on video off the coast of San Diego by fishermen

Two extraordinarily rare megamouth sharks have been captured on video off the coast of San Diego.

David Stabile was fishing together with his associates Val Costescu and Andrew Chang about 30 miles offshore after they noticed the megamouth sharks. 

‘This weekend my associates and I went fishing off the coast of San Diego and video taped two of the most elusive sharks on this planet. Here’s some cool footage I took of the two Megamouth Sharks,’ Stabile wrote on Twitter. 

In the movies, which have been shared on Twitter and Facebook, the sharks might be seen slowly swimming very near the boat. One swims nearer to the floor whereas the different might be seen a toes under it, transferring nearly in the different’s shadow.

Two extraordinarily rare megamouth sharks have been captured on video by a fisherman off the coast of San Diego this week 

David Stabile was fishing with his friends Val Costescu and Andrew Chang about 30 miles offshore when they saw the megamouth sharks

David Stabile was fishing together with his associates Val Costescu and Andrew Chang about 30 miles offshore after they noticed the megamouth sharks

The second megamouth shark was captured off of Santa Catalina Island and is displayed at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Above: Children peer into a stuffed specimen of a megamouth shark at Tokai University Marine Science Museum in Japan

The second megamouth shark was captured off of Santa Catalina Island and is displayed at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Above: Children peer right into a stuffed specimen of a megamouth shark at Tokai University Marine Science Museum in Japan

Megamouth, recognized formally as megachasma pelagios, is a species of deepwater shark that was found in 1976 and isn’t noticed by people. 

‘This could also be a mating pair: the second video reveals a male (clasper clearly seen) with a broken left pectoral fin; the first video is of a scarred shark which may be a feminine (no seen claspers),’ Alison Schulman-Janiger, a analysis affiliate at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, defined in a Facebook put up that shared the movies. ‘WOWZA!’

Megamouth sharks can develop as much as 18 toes lengthy and are normally discovered at depths of 3,000 to fifteen,000 toes. 

The first megamouth shark was captured on November 15, 1976, about 25 miles northeast of Kahuku, Hawaii, when it turned entangled in the sea anchor of a U.S. Navy ship. 

According to Schulman-Janiger, the second megamouth shark was captured off of Santa Catalina Island and is displayed at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 

‘It is extraordinarily uncommon to see them throughout the day,’ she mentioned.

'This may be a mating pair: the second video shows a male (clasper clearly visible) with a damaged left pectoral fin; the first video is of a scarred shark that may be a female (no visible claspers),' Alison Schulman-Janiger, a research associate at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, explained in a Facebook post that shared the videos. 'WOWZA!'

‘This could also be a mating pair: the second video reveals a male (clasper clearly seen) with a broken left pectoral fin; the first video is of a scarred shark which may be a feminine (no seen claspers),’ Alison Schulman-Janiger, a analysis affiliate at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, defined in a Facebook put up that shared the movies. ‘WOWZA!’

Most sightings are inclined to happen in a small space off of Taiwan. 

But at the very least three – moreover the ones from this week – have beforehand been seen off the coast of San Diego, two in 2018 and one in 2019. 

‘Some speculate that southern California could also be a breeding space for them,’ Schulman-Janiger mentioned.

‘They spend the majority of their time in deep water removed from the shore,’ Dovi Kacev, a researcher with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, instructed CBS8. 

Megamouth sharks have additionally been seen in waters close to the Philippines and South Africa.  

‘There’s nonetheless quite a bit of unknowns about them so far as the place they spend their time as a result of we see them so unfrequently.’

‘The factor about fishing is you by no means know what you are gonna discover. I believed I had seen all of it at this level however who would have thought I might see two megamouth sharks,’ Chang instructed CBS8. 

Megamouth sharks can grow up to 18 feet long and are usually found at depths of 3,000 to 15,000 feet. A 12-foot megamouth shark stares lifelessly from a South African beach where it washed up April 20, 2002

Megamouth sharks can develop as much as 18 toes lengthy and are normally discovered at depths of 3,000 to fifteen,000 toes. A 12-foot megamouth shark stares lifelessly from a South African seashore the place it washed up April 20, 2002

'Some speculate that southern California may be a breeding area for them,' Schulman-Janiger said. Above: Fishermen use a stretcher with steels bars to carry a rare 15-foot megamouth shark, which was trapped in a fishermen's net in Burias Pass in Albay and Masbate provinces, central Philippines January 28, 2015

‘Some speculate that southern California could also be a breeding space for them,’ Schulman-Janiger mentioned. Above: Fishermen use a stretcher with steels bars to hold a rare 15-foot megamouth shark, which was trapped in a fishermen’s web in Burias Pass in Albay and Masbate provinces, central Philippines January 28, 2015

The incident comes at the tail finish of a summer time that appears to have seen elevated shark sightings. 

Late final month, an ideal white shark that weighs 1,400 kilos and is 13-feet lengthy was tracked close to Cape Cod.

The gigantic shark, named Bob, is one of many fitted with a tool that permits researchers to know the place they’re – that data is fed into platforms like the Sharktivity app or the web site of Ocearch, a marine analysis group.

It had been nearly 10 months since they acquired a location ping from Bob when the nice white pinged on Sunday off Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

‘We met Bob final September off Nova Scotia and he had final pinged off Jacksonville, Florida in November,’ the group mentioned. 

‘We’re excited to listen to from Bob once more and hope he continues to return to the floor and share his location with us!’

The giant sea creature was first tagged at Ironbound Island, Nova Scotia, in September 2021.

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