The video of what is believed to be the first sighting of the rare ghost shark went viral Sunday after scientists discovered the creature swimming in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii in 2009. It took researchers seven years to

come to the conclusion that what was captured on film was in fact a pointy-nosed blue blue ratish Hydrolagus trolli otherwise known as a ghost shark. Scientists won’t be able to positively confirm what species the shark is without bringing one to surface. The footage was released by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in late October. READ MORE