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World-first hybrid shark found off Australia

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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Polar bears and grizzly bears are doing something similar.
National Geographic




posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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A species is defined by its ability to produce viable offspring. A horse and a donkey aren't of the same species. A wolf and a dog are. If two sharks can produce viable offspring than they must be of the same species even if they look a bit different..
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by PutAQuarterIn
Polar bears and grizzly bears are doing something similar.
National Geographic


But they're of the same species they've just adapted to their environments but they're already of the same species. It's like a European breeding with an Eskimo.
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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I hope it doesn't a great white and whale shark never mate.
That would be a great white whale!



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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that's like saying the blonde hair blue-eyed guy bred with the blonde haired slightly less blue-eyed girl.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by maryhinge
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or even the bull shark with tiger or great white


This is the scariest scenario by far. Imagine a shark this big swimming up rivers...



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Not sure about that....great white squid....spooky...



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:54 PM
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How do they know its a hybrid and not something we have never seen before?



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 06:00 AM
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well said not a lot of people know that



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 06:01 AM
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they watched them breeding



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 06:05 AM
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Go the Aussies, breed 'em tough down there. Even the sharks get tougher.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 06:56 AM
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I read this yesterday. So help me God if these sharks evolve Laser eyes I'm moving to the mountains!

On a serious note, this really shows natures awesome adaptability on Earth and its seemingly unstoppable ability to survive during oceanic changes.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 02:01 PM
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Sooooo they're fuel efficient???



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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I think a more scary combination is an octopus and a large bird. Imagine an intelligent camouflaged flying creature with tentacles, claws and a crushing beak.

As long as there are no large birds big enough to breed with a giant squid I guess we are safe.



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 01:57 PM
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Thanks. Now Im gonna have nightmares about the Parrapus!



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Here's a different kind of coverage - quite amusing imo.


It’s Over for Humanity: Hybrid Sharks Found

Well, cash in your chips, people, it’s the end of the line. On Tuesday, scientists reported the discovery of hybrid sharks off of the coast of Australia--that is, a cross between the blacktip shark and the Austrailan blacktip Shark. The Australian Black Tip shark lives only in warm tropical waters, and is slightly smaller than the more common Black Tip that is found globally.

What this means for science is pretty extraordinary. From an evolutionary perspective, it’s a clear sign that shark populations are adapting to climate change across the planet. From an end-of-the-world perspective, it means it’s only a matter of time before flying sharks infest our skies with teeth and fins of airborne terror.



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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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This just in a new breed of shark has been found...





posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Cute pic - perfect for my Animal Mind Control thread. Would you mind re-posting it there? ...Thanks, sofi



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Good belly laugh, thx w1ll



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by soficrow
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Here's a different kind of coverage - quite amusing imo.


It’s Over for Humanity: Hybrid Sharks Found

Well, cash in your chips, people, it’s the end of the line. On Tuesday, scientists reported the discovery of hybrid sharks off of the coast of Australia--that is, a cross between the blacktip shark and the Austrailan blacktip Shark. The Australian Black Tip shark lives only in warm tropical waters, and is slightly smaller than the more common Black Tip that is found globally.

What this means for science is pretty extraordinary. From an evolutionary perspective, it’s a clear sign that shark populations are adapting to climate change across the planet. From an end-of-the-world perspective, it means it’s only a matter of time before flying sharks infest our skies with teeth and fins of airborne terror.



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It has already begun

Fly-away sharks trigger air alerts



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