This rare footage of a live frilled shark, which is essentially unchanged since prehistoric times and is rarely seen by humans because of the depths at which they live (up to thousands of feet below the surface).

Here's a nice still shot, nicked from the Telegraph.

The hat tip for the video goes to Jill, who wonders if the shark made her way to the surface after receiving "climatological signals" about which we ought to be concerned. A good question—although, the poor girl was reportedly sick and may also just have been addled from the death throes. She died shortly after the video was taken at Japan's Awashima Marine Park.

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