Why are goblin sharks called that?
Why are goblin sharks called that? There are a lot of things about goblin sharks that scientists don’t know. But one thing is undeniable — goblin sharks are not attractive. Although you’d be hard-pressed to find a person who adores the visage of any shark, goblin sharks stand out as the ugly ducklings of the family. The scientific name of the species is Mitsukurina owstoni, but its memorable mug earned the goblin shark its common name. Aside from its superficial traits, there is little else “goblin” about this fish. Unlike their more predatory cousins, goblin sharks pose little threat to humans and generally swim at levels too deep for human contact. Shark Image Gallery So what is it about goblin sharks that repels? Beady eyes, an enormously flat snout and retractable jaws design a bizarre