Mega Mouth Sharks!
(Megachasma pelagios) By Michael Marengo
Since the Megamouth shark is so rare to be seen, there is not enough research to really understand their behavior.
Only 54 of them have been reported to be seen. Only 3 captured on film.
Haven't been reported to attack humans
What does it eat?
Megamouths are filter feeders
They have unique jaws and gills for it.
The water and anything in it is taken into the mouth. Then it is filtered out by grates around the gills. They water is pushed back out with the various debris found in it consumed.
to readily identify other characteristics of it are very difficult.
They have a small dorsal fin and a slightly tipped tail though to help with balance as they move in the water.
They are believed to be brownish in color.
are believed to be from 13 to 16 feet in length. They are also believed to get up to 2,700 pounds.
weren’t discovered until 1975 when a navy ship accidentally found one caught up in their anchor.