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Scientists found a glow-in-the-dark shark has "lightsaber-like" spines on its back used to help ward off predators.
A team of Spanish researchers has studied the diet of three species of sharks living in the deep waters in the area of El Cachucho, the first Protected Marine Area in Spain, which is located in the Cantabrian Sea off the coast of Asturias.
The Velvet Belly lanternshark, Etmopterus spinax, is a shark of the family Dalatiidae, found on the outer continental shelves and upper slopes of the eastern Atlantic, from Iceland to South Africa, down to depths of 1.55 mi (2,500 m) between latitudes 70Â° N and 38Â° S. Its length is up to 23.62 in (60 cm). The Velvet Belly lanternshark feeds on small fish, squids, and crustaceans. It is utilized for fishmeal and prepared dried salted for human consumption. Reproduction is...
- Large; stout; burly.