The newly hatched ghost shark discovered by the team of scientists.
CNN  — 

Scientists in New Zealand have discovered a newly-hatched ghost shark which they say could inform their knowledge of the “mysterious” creature.

The ghost shark was found at a depth of around 1,200 meters (about 3,900 feet) on the Chatham Rise, an area of ocean floor off the east coast of the South Island.

The “very rare” discovery was made during a recent survey, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research said in a press release on Tuesday.