Rare gulper eel wows scientists

T TV Sunday 23/September/2018 22:44 PM
By: Times News Service

A gulper eel was found off the coast of Hawaii by researchers conducting a deep-sea exploration of the sea floor on Wednesday.

The eel, which has a slender body shape, can scoop up larger prey similar to a pelican.

It also has a large mouth, giving it a muppet-like look when inflated.

Gulper eels also go by the name pelican eel or umbrella mouth, and can grow up to three feet in length.