Researchers have found near New Zealand a baby of a very rare ghost shark, also called chimera, which lives in great ocean depths around the world.
Newborn chimera caught in the net during trawling by scientists of a species of hoki fish known in Australia as the blue grenadier. The ghost shark is so named because of its “dead eyes”,
The baby was found at a depth of 1200 m east of New Zealand. The creature is also called – rat fish, ghost fish or rabbit fish.
This species is an ancient relative of sharks, it separated from them 400 million years ago, but is still well studied, as it lives at a depth of about 2600 meters.