Megamouth shark is only 58th ever caught or seen

SHIZUOKA CITY, Japan (CNN/NIPPON TV) – This megamouth shark was caught off the coast of Japan last month.

She is about 13 feet long and weighs nearly 1,500 pounds.

Japanese media report this is only the 58th megamouth ever to have been caught or seen. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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