Dinosaur era shark with snake-like body discovered by scientists

In a recent discovery with the European Union project, scientists found an 80 million year old Dinosaur-Era Shark.

Scientists have recently discovered a shark from the Dinosaur era with 300 teeth at the Algarve coast .

Scientists believed it to be a living fossil with a body like a snake but the jaws of a terrifying sea predator.

The discovery was made by researchers who were working on a European Union project in the area as reported by theBBC.

The research was originally meant to minimize unwanted catches in commercial fishing,” the researchers told SIC Noticisas TV.

However, unknowingly scientists unearthed one of the most ancient animals to have lived on the surface of this planet.



Scientists have recently discovered a shark from the Dinosaur era with 300 teeth at the Algarve coast .

Scientists believed it to be a living fossil with a body like a snake but the jaws of a terrifying sea predator. The discovery was made by researchers who were working on a European Union project in the area as reported by theBBC.

The research was originally meant to minimize unwanted catches in commercial fishing,” the researchers told SIC Noticisas TV.

However, unknowingly scientists unearthed one of the most ancient animals to have lived on the surface of this planet.

Professor Margarida Castro of the University of the Algarve told Sic Noticias that the shark has 300 teeth, “which allows it to trap squid, fish and other sharks in sudden lunges”.

Scientists on the other hand are still unable to understand the reason behind the survival of this species when other prehistoric creatures have become completely extinct.



Scientists however believe that 90 per cent of the world’s deep waters still remain unexplored. It has also been speculated that the frilled shark influenced 19th century sailors stories of sea serpents.

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