Rare goblin shark snagged in Key West waters

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(CNN) – A rare goblin shark has been caught in the waters off Key West.

The bizarre creature was caught by a shrimper in April.

Carl Moore of Georgia said he was shocked when the strange looking shark fell out of his trawling net filled with shrimp.

Most people never get a chance to see a goblin shark. That’s because they live 1,000 to 3,000 feet under water. They feed on live squid and fish.

This is only the second member of the species ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico and the first since 2000, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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