Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Large new shark discovered

Looks similar to hammerheads

The best way to hide in nature is often to look like something else.  The yet-unnamed "Xerox(TM)" of the scalloped hammerhead can be told apart only by the number of its vertebrae and differences in DNA. It's not clear yet what the new shark's population is like, but it does mean previous counts of the endangered scalloped hammerhead were likely too high. The "cryptic species"  roams the Atlantic from South Carolina down to Brazil, and perhaps further.

1 comment:

city said...

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