MIAMI BEACH, Florida (CBSMiami) - A rarely seen sea creature that normally
lives at the depths of the ocean has been snagged by Captain Mark
Quartiano, better known as "Mark the Shark."
The odd-looking creature was caught off Miami Beach. According to
Quarantino, who posted the photograph in his Instagram account over the
weekend, the huge beast is a Dactylobatus clarkii or Hookskate.
Mark the Shark told CBSMiami.com that he caught the monster in local
waters while shooting a series of shows for a Japanese television
The beast was captured, tagged and released back into the ocean.
Very little is known about the Hookskate. It mostly inhabits muddy
bottoms of the continental slope at depths of 1,000 feet in the western
central and southwest Atlantic.
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