New “light emitting” shark species discovered in Gulf of Mexico

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We are getting a look at new shark species that emits light!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the newly discovered species is a tiny subset of sharks dubbed the “American Pocket Shark.”

The sharks are described as a species of Kitefin fish that have a light-emitting pocket organ near its front fins. Researchers say only two pocket sharks have ever been captured.

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