May 3, 2014
On Wednesday, a Florida fisherman accidentally pulled up an 18-foot Goblin shark while he was going for shrimp, NOAA Fisheries Service reported.
This is only the second-ever goblin shark to be spotted in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the agency. The first goblin shark sighting in this area was nearly 15 years ago when commercial fishers captured one in 2000, David Shiffman at Southern Fried Science pointed out.
After the most recent shark was captured off the Florida Keys it was released and swam away, NOAA said.