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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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A new species of shark has been discovered in Indonesia that "walks" along the seafloor looking for prey. The Bamboo Shark pushes itself along the seafloor using its fins as tiny legs, eating small fish and crustaceans. The shark only grows to a little over two feet long, and is related to the longtail carpet shark, which grows to about four feet.


A new species of shark that "walks" along the seabed using its fins as tiny legs has been discovered in eastern Indonesia, an environmental group said Friday.

The brown and white bamboo shark pushes itself along the ocean floor as it forages for small fish and crustaceans at night, said Conservation International, whose scientists were involved in its discovery.

The shark, which grows to a maximum length of just 80 centimetres (30 inches) and is harmless to humans, was discovered off Halmahera, one of the Maluku Islands that lie west of New Guinea.

Bamboo sharks, also known as longtail carpet sharks, are relatively small compared to their larger cousins, with the largest adult reaching only about 120 centimetres (47 inches) in length.

news.yahoo.com...




posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:08 AM
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Imagine the horror of land sharks if life had taken a different turn...

That's pretty cool though, its amazing how little we know about whats in the worlds oceans sometimes it seems we know more about space.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:09 AM
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It's like a bad SyFy channel movie.
They're going to come out of the water for us next.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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Just one more reason I'm thankful for evolution not taking place in real time.

Hopefully our great grand-kids will have shark repellent by the time these sharks are hiding in the bushes at Central Park.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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Absolutely fascinating - and horrifying. Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water and now they’re on land!
Thanks for sharing - I really enjoy this kind of thing.

That being said? I have to admit I was thinking of this when I read the headline!




peace



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by benrl
 


It's like a bad SyFy channel movie.
They're going to come out of the water for us next.


Sharknado 2, they walk...

ETA:

Sharknado 2: power walking.

Sharknado 2: Pedestrian...

Man it writes itself.
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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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No, that'll be in about a hundred years.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:28 AM
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It escaped from an abandoned military base...


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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:31 AM
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Now that is AWESOME timing. We were just talking about this movie in chat.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:43 AM
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I think the next bad Syfy movie should be: "Sharknami" featuring the walking sharks...


"It's a tsunami of land sharks!"



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:45 AM
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I, for one, would like to welcome our new walking shark overlords.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:48 AM
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They are interesting, but...

Are they, or are they not, compatible with the friken laser beams?



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 12:15 PM
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Just discovered? this video is 3 years old..





posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 12:58 PM
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The article that I read was posted about an hour before I read it, so I dunno.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by Cuervo
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Just one more reason I'm thankful for evolution not taking place in real time.

Hopefully our great grand-kids will have shark repellent by the time these sharks are hiding in the bushes at Central Park.


This guy has shark repellent...



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 01:24 PM
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Yes, but does rubber shark repellent work on walking sharks?



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 02:38 PM
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benrl
Imagine the horror of land sharks if life had taken a different turn...

That's pretty cool though, its amazing how little we know about whats in the worlds oceans sometimes it seems we know more about space.


Yea!!
That would be kind of like dinosaurs wouldn't it?



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 03:45 PM
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Yeah it is not just the oceans, just a week or so ago was it a new species found here in North America.

The Bot



posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 04:38 AM
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Fukushima, your curse has started



posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 05:58 AM
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Landshark... er,... candygram.





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