1 Comment »Posted on Thursday 4 September 2008 at 5:37 pm by Jacob Aron
In Biology

A short post today, but before we get into it, you may have been wondering what the “Research Blogging” icon on the previous post means. Research Blogging is an organisation that “allows readers to easily find blog posts about serious peer-reviewed research, instead of just news reports and press releases.” A few other blogs I read use the service, so I thought I’d give it a go. A fair number of visitors seem to have come across from the website, so welcome to any new readers!

Right, and now for the actual post: whilst browsing today I came across this video of a Mitsukurina owstoni, or goblin shark – so called because of its snouts resemblance to the nose of a goblin. Little is known about this deep sea shark, which normally lives between 100 and 1000 metres under water. This specimen was found in Japan, but died shortly after being caught due to differences in water pressure.

The reason for me posting this video is this shark’s terrifying jaws, which pop right out of its face, to eat you in your nightmares (or perhaps just fish). It’s pretty cool, but I certainly wouldn’t want to meet one any time soon…


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  2. Nice to see researchblogging.org mentioned. I’m hoping to mashup their system with Zemanta using their API to allow bloggers to find relevant references and paste the code (and non-obligatory icon) automatically.

    Mentioned it in my mini-report on sciblog08

    By David Bradley on Friday 5 September, 2008 at 5:12 pm

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