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Dinosaur-Aged Shark With Snake-Like Head Found 'Thriving'

In what can only be described as a god damn horror show, comes this story from the depth of your worst nightmare, otherwise known as off the coast of Australia.

It's called the frilled shark. But that's where the cute references end.

This thing dates back at least 80 million years.

Scientists found one alive (and thriving, good god) off Portugal, but it’s now known they live off the coasts of Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

The largest can grow to two metres long and is named after its gills, which have 'frilly' edges.

Inside its snake-like head are hundreds of needle-sharp teeth, neatly lined in 25 rows.


If that isn’t enough to never go to the beach again, this fricken thing has remained the same, both inside and out, since the Cretaceous Period. We’re talking the same time the T-Rex and Triceratops existed.

The Washington Post reported that from time to time, scientists will set out to see what's swimming around in unexplored regions of the sea, then use the internet to show the world what got tangled up in their nets.


Producers of the Sharknado franchise are, no doubt, licking their chops over this.

For the rest of us, we wish you the best of luck in sleeping tonight.

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