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Rare Megamouth Shark Found on Beach

ALBAY, Philippines – A rare megamouth shark was found lifeless and washed up on a shore in the coastal village of Bagacay in Gubat, Sorsogon on Saturday, June 11.

The shark, with the scientific name Megachasma pelagios, was discovered at 10 am by local fisherfolk, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the region.

BFAR Bicol Spokesperson Nonie Enolva said that the bureau is still verifying the deepwater shark’s cause of death.

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