A Sixgill Shark has been caught on video attacking a bait near Osprey Reef, off north-eastern Australia.

Scientsts captured the footage while working on the Deep Australia Project, which is investigating the evolutionary origins of human sight.

The baited trap, which was set at a depth of 659 m, attracted a Sixgill Shark.  Australia is home to two species - the Bluntnose Sixgill Shark, Hexanchus griseus and the Bigeye Sixgill Shark, Hexanchus nakamurai.

Footage © Justin Marshall, Queensland Brain Institute.

Read the full article on the National Geographic site. Click on the links to the right for more movies of this fish