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Rare Encounter With Megamouth Shark Filmed By Diver Near Komodo Island In Indonesia

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Rare Encounter With Megamouth Shark Filmed By Diver Near Komodo Island In Indonesia

This extremely rare megamouth shark was filmed off the coast of Indonesia.

Only about a hundred megamouths have been observed since they were first discovered in 1976. They are filter feeders, slowly swimming through the water with their mouths open to feed on plankton. They alternate between deep and shallow ocean waters in search of food. Due to their elusive nature, little is known about the population health of the species.

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