Rare 'pocket' shark to join world's largest fish collection

Shark less than six inches long

Rare Shark to Join World's Largest Fish Collection

A rare shark, only five and a half inches long, will soon have a permanent home amid a giant collection of preserved species at Tulane University.

The collection in New Orleans, which hold seven million specimens, is housed in a bunker once used to store ammunition.

The pocket shark will be kept in the 'Type Room' - a special room containing the rarest species.

It is the first time a pocket shark has been found in the Gulf of Mexico and only the second to be found in history.

The tiny shark will have rather larger company in the form of rare alligators preserved in huge tanks.

Researchers at the university say that this shark proves that there is many more discoveries like this to be made in the marine world.

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