Look & Learn: The Frilled Shark at Lakes Entrance

Mr Andrew is the expert at Look To Learn Tasks. Here is a task based on a local finding. Have a read and answer the questions that will have you think critically.


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…

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  One thought on “Look & Learn: The Frilled Shark at Lakes Entrance

  1. Peace
    February 10, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Hi Mrs Joyce I hope you are feeling better. 🙂

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    I think the shark is uncommon because it said prehistoric and it prehistoric means out of date, very old or primitive.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

  2. Billie
    February 13, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Hi mrs joyce
    I am going to vote for
    chaplains for child soldiers
    because thay need help.

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