According to the Japan Daily Press, megamouth sharks get their name because of their large head that’s not proportional to their body.
The one caught in Japan was only 13-feet long, but already weighed 1,500 pounds.
Megamouth sharks are ‘filter feeders’ eating large quantities of plankton and jellyfish
The Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka, Japan dissected the animal for further study, while more than 1,000 people watched.
The remains of the shark are now on display at the museum.