Known as Mitsukurina Owstoni, the goblin shark is truly an odd and lonely creature. Identified mainly by the unusual shape of its head, or snout, which is much longer than other sharks, and also its odd colored pink skin.

The weirdest and coolest aspect of this unusual shark is its retractable jaw, which resembles that nasty critter  Sigourney Weaver zonked out of the spacecraft in that old horror classic, Alien. It really seems to leap out of its mouth in order to catch its unsuspecting prey, which include: squid, crabs and fish.

You can really see it in action on this Japanese television show:

Goblin sharks remain one of Mother Nature’s many enigmas; a riddle with no solution and one of God’s mysterious creations.




M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry ( feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.