Look & Learn: The Frilled Shark at Lakes Entrance

During the holidays a strange and very uncommon shark was caught near Lakes Entrance.

It has up to 300 razor sharp teeth, grows to lengths of two metres and is mostly found in ocean depths below 400 metres.

Described by some media outlets as “hideous”, the prehistoric creature looks part-eel, part-shark and shocked fishermen when it was found in waters off south-eastern Victoria.

Last month, David Guillot, skipper of the trawler Western Alliance, was fishing near Lakes Entrance in Gippsland when he pulled up a specimen in water more than a kilometre deep.

Mr Guillot was fishing for dory and sea perch in waters about 1.1 kilometres deep when he came across the shark.

“I’ve been at sea for 30 years and I’ve never seen a shark look like that,” Mr Guillot told Fairfax Radio on Wednesday.

“The head on it was like something out of a horror movie. It was quite horrific looking … It was quite scary actually.”

He described the shark as being about 1.5 metres long and “like a large eel … the body was quite different to any other shark I’d ever seen”.

Complete the following tasks in detail in Microsoft Word before posting it as a comment on this post.

  • Describe what happened in Lakes Entrance.
  • Describe the frilled shark.
  • Explain how you would’ve felt if you caught this shark.
  • Why do you think this shark is so uncommon? Explain your answer.

11 thoughts on “Look & Learn: The Frilled Shark at Lakes Entrance

  1. • Describe what happened in Lakes Entrance.
    • Describe the frilled shark.
    • Explain how you would’ve felt if you caught this shark.
    • Why do you think this shark is so uncommon? Explain your answer.
    1. A man named David Guillot went fishing 1.1 kilometers deep and he caught and found an unusual shark named The Frilled Shark.

    2. The frilled shark was long and scary and had sharp teeth and it looks like a long eel and its body is very different from any other shark.

    3. If I caught this shark I would be very surprised and I would be scared because I wouldn’t know what it was.

    4. I think this shark is uncommon because it lives 400 meters down the ocean and it’s not one of the sea animals humans catch daily.

  2. They found an unusual type of shark in the ocean.
    It looks like an eel with sharp teeth.
    I would have felt a bit sad because it might be an endangered or rare shark.
    I think it is uncommon because it lives so far out at sea and looks different to all other sharks.

  3. They came across a very unusual creature.

    It looks like an eel and a bit of a shark.

    If I caught the frilled shark I would feel very scared and throw it back in.

    I think the shark is uncommon because it said prehistoric and it prehistoric means out of date, very old or primitive.
    🙂 🙂

  4. A man caught a frilled shark.

    The frilled shark’s face looks similar to an eels face.

    If I caught the frilled shark I would throw it back in the water and sail back to shore.

    I think the reason why the frilled shark is uncommon because no one usually catchers a frilled shark.

  5. A man caught an unusual shark.
    The frilled shark had no teeth no fins and it looks like an eel.
    I would be frightened if I saw the shark.
    I think it is uncommon because it has no teeth and it looks like an eel.

  6. What happened at Lakes Entrance is that a very unusual shark was caught by a fisherman.
    The shark looked fierce and ferocious.
    I would have felt a bit scared if it was in the same boat with me because it would probably bite the boat and the boat would sink.
    The shark is uncommon because it lives 400 meters deep in the ocean and it’s not one that’s caught by humans daily. I think the frilled shark is uncommon because it’s prehistoric.

  7. The man caught an unusual shark called a frilled shark and he caught it in a boat.
    It looks like an eel but an eel does not have five gills.
    I would feel scared. I would scream and stab it so it wouldn’t hurt me.
    I think the frilled sharks were around when the dinosaurs were out.

  8. The man caught a frilled shark.
    It looks like an eel with sharp teeth.
    If I caught this shark I would feel good because it would be cool to catch one of them.
    The frilled shark is uncommon because it looks different from normal sharks.

  9. • Describe what happened in Lakes Entrance?
    A man caught a frilled shark at Lakes Entrance.
    • Describe the frilled shark.
    It looks like an eel and a shark in one.
    • Explain how you would’ve felt if you caught this shark
    I would have felt surprised and curious.

    • Why do you think this shark is so uncommon? Explain your answer
    I think it is endangered or always hiding.

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