Monday, October 20, 2008

Goblin Sharks



And speaking of bizarre fish, here's one of my favourites- the Goblin Shark. Described by people lucky enough to have seen one as almost "bubblegum pink", these deep sea sharks are identifiable by their extendable jaws and sharp bristling teeth. They sport a blade shaped snout that is much longer than most sharks, and very obvious when the jaws are protruding. They can reach a size of over 10 feet long and live about 200 metres deep. They live on deep sea squid, crabs and fish.

This is one of the first fish I made, but also one of the most handsome. One day he'll make a lucky crazy-person very happy.

22 comments:

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bulldozer said...

what happened to the other one?

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Adelle Caunce said...

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aiyna said...

Goblin sharks hunt by sensing the presence of prey with electro-sensitive organs in the rostrum, or snout, due to the absence of light in the deep waters where it swims. Once a shark finds its prey, it suddenly protrudes its jaws, while using a tongue-like muscle to suck the victim into its sharp front teeth. Some prey they have been known to feed on include deep-sea rockfish, cephalopods and crustaceans.
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Adelle Caunce said...

Jessica, I don't get enough people reading my blog to 'make money by posting ads' on it. I make fish.

Chase said...

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Brian "My Fault" Nicolucci said...

haha, when ya think about it, most fish are front end loaders right? Perhaps you have found another niche you can swim around in.

Julia Lundman said...

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and the goblin shark is amazing, too! where did you get that information?

haha...

Robert said...

good papier mache goblin shark...looks real..LOL , Cmon who did you wanna fool?..LOL

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That is one UGLY mother f'r. I heard they made/making a horror movie about them on the sci-fi channel.

Anonymous said...

Real goblin sharks aren't pink, and the eyeball isn't set far enough back in the head. This one is a fake, but based on a real creature.

Doris Pender said...

@Anon
Anyone can tell it's a fake LOL. Those jaws are usually retracted too. Normally, they look like your typical shark, only with longer snout. When they start feeding, it 'throws' it's jaws forward, as if a new head is popping out! The jaw looks like dentist dentures really.

Doris Pender
Memphis, TN

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Anonymous said...

that looks fake, but it's real, huh? oh man, I suddenly feel like a landlubber for life. :-)

Comment1 said...

This is amazing! I can't believe I've stumbled across the origin of these pictures! These pictures that have fooled so many. These beady-eyed pictures that have applied so much egg to so much face.

You have really amazing stuff on here! It's a shame you didn't keep up with it.

Unknown said...

I need me one of THEM!

Except "stuffed."

Oh, the pranks that could be pulled.