New ‘light-emitting’ shark species discovered

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(CNN) — We are getting a look at new shark species that emits light

The national oceanic and atmospheric administration says the newly discovered species is a tiny subset of sharks dubbed “The American Pocket Shark.”

The sharks are described as a species of kitefin fish that have a light-emitting pocket organ near their front fins.

Researchers say only two pocket sharks have ever been captured.

One was caught in the Gulf of Mexico in February 2010, and the other was discovered in 1979 in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

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