Sharks are scary, especially if you are a diver at night in the water when it’s feeding time for these predatory sea creatures. While sharks are dangerous, some reaching 20 feet and more in length, like the Tiger Shark and the Great White Shark, most sharks are roughly man-sized, but there are plenty of small sharks too.
Don’t let the size fool you, there are some small sharks like the newly discovered ‘Ninja Lanternshark’ that can kill and only measure roughly 20 inches in length. It is a recently discovered shark found in Central American waters of the Pacific Coast, a special one in that it ‘glows’ in the dark. It is a black shark that lives very deep within the ocean (approximately 1,000 feet), and like many deep-sea creatures it has the ability to glow in the dark – to confuse prey, and for the purpose of attracting a mate.
The discovery was submitted to the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, where the information will be compared and documented with other known species of sharks that ‘glow’ in the dark.