If your most horrible, disgusting nightmare could morph into a oceanic creature it would probably look very much like the Goblin shark. This creature, which has doubly earned its name, lives in the deeper parts of the sea and can grow up to 11 feet long.

The Goblin shark lives about 300 feet below sea level and preys mostly on sea creatures dwelling on the ocean floor or lower-middle waters. He has some deadly jaws as the bottom one can extend to the tip of his enormous snout and each jaw is filled with rows and rows of pointed teeth. The front teeth are used for grabbing and puncturing prey while the back teeth are for grinding. The Goblin shark is rather successful in his hunting adventures.

Although the teeth of the Goblin shark are truly gripping (or ripping), it is the snout of the creature that is truly amazing.

The snout, which is very long and large when young, will eventually subside back as the shark grows bigger making it look less like your worst nightmare from the sea and more like an average shark. Anyway, the snout also has multiple areas for what is called “ampullae of Lorenzini”. This ampullae is found in many sharks.Mistukurina_owstoni_museum_victoria_-_head_detail

The ampullae is a network of pores called electroreceptors that can be considered another sensing organ. These ampullae give the shark a sixth sense by letting them detect electromagnetic fields and the differences in temperature. This gives sharks a huge advantage as they can find animals buried in the sand or sense them before they see them. This is an amazing ability that sharks use to the utmost.

So, even though the Goblin shark is just about the creepiest natural thing you may ever see, you must remember that God made it just so we could see how amazing He is. Why use such an ugly creature? Because it is an example to we Christians that we don’t have to be a beautiful butterfly to be used. As long as we are saved, we can be used by God for the good things He has been working in us (Ephesians 2:10)

This article first appeared on Creationist Company.

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