I saw this shark on the news last night. -On Jan 24th 2007, staff at Awashima Marine Park in Shizuoka, south of Tokyo, were alerted by fishermen to a 'strange eel like fish with razor sharp teeth'. The fish was identified as a female frilled shark and was captured by park staff who were concerned that the shark appeared to be unhealthy. The shark died a few hours after capture. This rare surface appearance of a frilled shark has been attributed to the animal being unwell and possibly disoriented.
I thought it was so interesting so i looked it up. Heres a tidbit of info....(below link)
Heres the links for some very strange photos-
Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) Rare deep water shark with international distribution.Superficially the frilled shark resembles a dark brown or gray eel, but the six gill slits identify it as a shark. The tissue of the gill slits protudes somewhat, thus inspiring the common name. Its dorsal fin is small, anal fin large, and the caudal fin (tail fin) is highly asymmetric, the ventral part almost unnoticeable. Its teeth are small, tricuspid, and very sharp. It has been recorded at up to 2 m in length.
Distribution is worldwide, but they seem to be uncommon across this range. The sharks are usually found at depths of 120 m to 1,400 m. They typically eat other sharks, squid, and bony fish.
Has rows of three-pointed holding teeth. The uncommon frilled shark lives in the deep waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The earliest fossils found of this shark date back 500 million years. These earliest fossils record the frilled shark as a sucking fish. It was later to develop into a true fish and enter the shark family.The frilled shark reaches an average length of 6 ft. and has a brown, elongated body. This shark is very similar in appearance to members of the eel family. The frilled shark is characterized by the 5 to 6 frilled gills located on each side of its head.