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Moose-eating shark rescued in Newfoundland harbour

"It [the moose] had the fur and all the liner on it -- it was about two feet long, maybe." [...]

Greenland sharks are rarely seen on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. It is a lumbering bottom dweller that spends most of its long life blinded from parasites feeding on its corneas. [...]

The creature goes long periods without food, so when it comes across even a discarded carcass, such as a moose, it will gorge itself to near suffocation.

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  1. Ru says:

    I foolishly decided to find out a little more about the eye parasites (Ommatokoita elongata). I stopped searching when I found this picture... probably a completely different species, implying that there are many different kinds of eye eaters out there :-(

    http://bogleech.com/nature/paracrust-eyeworms.jpg