Megamouth Shark Captured Off The Coast Of Japan [VIDEO]

There was something large and extremely rare lurking in the waters off the coast of Japan — until the deep sea creature was pulled from a fishing trap last month.

The megamouth shark was put on display at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City, where crowds were able to see it undergo a public necropsy on May 6, HuffPost Japan reports.

The female shark, which weighs nearly 1,500 pounds and measures at least 13 feet, was captured about a half-mile down in the waters near Shizuoka, located off the southern coast of central Japan.

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