Rare 'fossil fish' shark caught off coast of Portugal
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A prehistoric fish that has the body of a snake and the head of a shark was reportedly caught off the coast of Portugal.
It was captured off the Algarve coast, the southernmost region of Portugal. The species dates back 80 million years, the same time dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
In a statement released by the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere and published by National Geographic, researchers aboard the ship described the shark as having a "long, slim body and a head that is reminiscent of a snake."