Local biologist discovers 79 new species of sharks

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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 12:21 AM

FORT JOHNSON — Just when you THOUGHT it was safe to go back in the water, Gavin Naylor has discovered 79 new species of sharks.

Yep, that’s right, 79 more than the 1,200 or so species of sharks and rays already known to be out there. Nearly 40 known species are found in waters in the South Carolina region.

who knows how many more species of shark there really are.

i wonder if we'll ever discover all of them.
edit on 24-7-2012 by Dizrael because: grammar/spelling...

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 12:23 AM
S&F I love sharks.
Thanks for sharing.
They are such a primordial creature and soo fascinating. I can't wait to click the link to check out some shark porn lol.

ETA: No pics but still interesting. I wonder, once we do the same thing with other species of animals, how many "more" we will find.
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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 12:25 AM
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star for shark porn.

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 12:27 AM
That old saying about us knowing more about the moon than we do about our oceans holds true. I would love for us to be able to study our oceans more in depth...literally and metaphorically.
There are some wild things living in those waters.

We're going to need a bigger boat...
Good find!

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 01:31 AM
I love sharks too

We had a report that a mix of the tiger and the white tip reef had been found here on the East Coast.

Clearly no one told them they should have been racist

We snorkel the coast here and the only two you really need to watch out for is the Tiger and the barracuda, big teeth!

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 01:53 PM
Yeah, this is why I don't go in the water. Who knows what's in there.

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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Interesting article. Thanks for sharing. I don't think there will be a day where every species of any type of animal or plant are discovered. Too much we can't get to, too much we don't know about. It makes for some really cool thinking, though. And when discoveries like these are made it gives hope for some other "hidden" creatures to be found.

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