This picture shows the body of a super-rare
megamouth shark being carried by fisherman after it washed up on a beach. The 15ft animal, which was dead when it was
found, has a huge mouth for filtering water for plankton and jellyfish. There have only been 60 recorded sightings
of the shark species since it was first officially identified just 30 years ago. This example washed up on the shore of a beach
in the Philippines this week. The cause of the shark’s death remains unknown. According to Marine Wildlife Watch of the
Philippines, the shark is being kept in an ice before an autopsy is held. The sharks can grow to up to 18ft long and
were first recognised as a distinct species when the first megamouth was caught in the
sea anchor of a US Navy vessel off the coast of Hawaii, the Independent reports.