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Late last week, a University of Windsor researcher identified a mysterious (and rare) fish hoisted from the waters of Davis Strait in Canada’s northernmost territory.
A report from CBC News says researcher Nigel Hussey, who also works with the Ocean Tracking Network, said the fish, which looks like a mix between a stingray and a shark, is a long-nosed chimaera–a species known to be caught only once before. Photos of the fish have gone viral on the Internet.
“Only one of these fish has previously been documented from the Hudson Strait,” Hussey says. “Potentially, if we fish deeper, maybe between 1,000 and 2,000 meters (3,000 to 6,000 feet), we could find that’s there’s actually quite a lot of them there. We just don’t know.”