A rare 15ft megamouth shark washes up on a beach in the Philippines. The megamouth shark was found in the remote part of Gubat in the Sorsogon province. Seeing a mega shark is very rare, with there only being 269 confirmed human sightings of these sharks.
It’s unclear just how the megamouth shark ended up washing up on a coastal village in the Philippines. Megamouth sharks can live up to 100 years, weight about 2,700 pounds, and grow as big as 20ft. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History, megamouth sharks can live as deep as 15,000ft below the ocean surface.
Phillippines’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) told media outlets that they do not know the cause of death. They did have this to say, “we want to know and verify the cause of death of the megamouth shark. We want to preserve it either through taxidermy or submerge it through preservation solutions.”