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‘Very rare’ baby ghost shark found by scientists

Scientists in New Zealand have discovered a baby ghost shark at depths of 3,900 feet on the ocean floor off the east coast of the south island. Researchers say the discovery might help fill some biology gaps and inform their knowledge of this mysterious species.

The ghost shark is considered very rare because its inhabits such deep waters, making it difficult to access and observe. As a deep water animal, the ghost shark is scientifically known as chimaera, but has been nicknamed rat fish, spook fish and rabbit fish because of its close relationship to both sharks and rays.

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