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The discovery of a new group of weird fish - which sport bright red, Mohawk-like fins on their heads and finger-like fins on their sides - has delighted the divers who encountered them, just as they were trying to find the extremely endangered species.
Imagine this fearsome sight: an ink-black shark with gnarly, needle-like teeth; creepy, glass-like eyes; a glowing belly and a potentially extendable jaw. That's what scientists saw when they pulled up this rare creature, along with four of its pals.
Deep in a cave on the Indonesian island of Alor lies the roughly 11,500-year-old remains of a high-status woman buried with fishhooks crafted out of seashells. The finds represent the oldest known fishhooks used in a human burial, a new study reports.