Discussion posted by: David McNamara
This shark is called a “living fossil” because of evidence of its existence dates back to at least 80 million years so. When this shark was found alive and thriving off the coast of Portugal, more clues were being uncovered about the resilience of this ancient sea creature. The shark was discovered off the Algarve coast by researchers working on a European Union project. The project’s goal was to “minimize unwanted catches in commercial fishing,” but the team ended up unearthing the rarest and most ancient animals on the planet.