Goblin shark caught in Gulf of Mexico

The Internet loves a good shark story and the goblin shark hooked by shrimper Carl Moore in the Gulf of Mexico last month is blowing up social media left, right and center.


You've seen the story already: Moore, a shrimp boat captain, hauled in a goblin shark on April 19. Goblin sharks are rare, and ocean researchers last recorded one in 2000.

Here are some of the best reactions we've seen to this news from around the web. What's your take?

To kick things off for you: this video from 2010 made it to the YouTube homepage.


From the Guardian: "A kipper crossed with an ironing board, as imagined by HR Giger." Read the full profile here (it's clever!)

Via @WhySharksMatter, this GIF of a goblin shark catching a quick bite to go is making the Twitter rounds:


Goblin shark gif

And this giddy reaction from marine biologist Andrew Thaler, an avid tweeter and the evil genius behind HasTheWhaleExplodedYet.com (consider yourself warned), who saw something else in the photo entirely: "Look at all those freakin' giant isopods!" Read more about isopods here

We'll give the final word to Carl Moore, who caught it.

"Man, he's ugly!"

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