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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Glow in the Dark Shark Identified

Scientists have identified a shark that was caught in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

It is a pocket shark.

The pocket shark gets its common name from a small pocket gland that is found behind each pectoral fin on either side of the shark.

he purpose of this gland is still unknown as not enough specimens have been found to investigate the matter.

It also glows in the dark.

The first pocket shark was discovered 40 years ago in the Pacific Ocean.


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