(ORDO NEWS) — Kenny Harris, 42, will forever remember his North Carolina vacation. On one of the local beaches, he found the half-decomposed body of an unknown marine life. It looked like a gargoyle. For a West Virginia resident, such a find was a real shock.
Kenny photographed the found body on a smartphone and posted it on social networks. They were motivated by a simple interest – the man wanted to know who the remains of the monster might belong to. The snapshot immediately collected hundreds of comical comments.
“This is a chupacarbra” or “This is a mutant, a mixture of a bat and a fish,” there were a lot of similar statements. One man who works for a long time on that beach wrote that he had never seen anything like it before.
A little “rummaging” on the Internet, Kenny found the answer to his question, it turned out that the corpse belongs to an angel shark. This fish species is endangered. Previously, they were often found in the Atlantic, Black and Mediterranean Seas. In the 80s, their numbers declined sharply due to the development of fishing.
This species spends most of its life on the ocean floor, waiting for prey. They feed on carrion and are not considered aggressive. The approximate number of individuals is unknown, therefore, oceanologists and biologists cannot answer exactly how great the threat of extinction is.
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