Sharkpunk - edited by Jonathan Green

Friday 25 December 2015

Nobody expects the Ninja Lanternshark!

Meet the Ninja Lanternshark, a species of shark that has only just been discovered. It hides in the ocean's abyssal depths where its black skin keeps it camouflaged - but it also glows in the dark!

The Ninja Lanternshark was discovered by a team at the Pacific Shark Research Center, in Moss Landing, California. Its official Latin name is Etmopterus benchleyi, after Jaws author Peter Benchley. But its common name was coined by the cousins of researcher Vicky Vásquez.

The Ninja Lanternshark is roughly half a metre, or 18 inches, long and it lives at a depth of abround 1,000 metres off the Pacific Coast of Central America. To find out more about this amazing discovery, and compare its strangeness with that of other sharks, click this link.

A possible subject for SHARKPUNK 2, perhaps?