Hybrid Sharks Found off of Australian Coast
Marine scientists say they have found the world’s first species of hybrid sharks off of the coast in Australian waters.
The new shark is a hybrid of the genetically distinct Australian blacktip, whose range extends north from Brisbane, and the larger common blacktip found in southeastern coastal waters. The ranges are important to know that the hybrids may be able to expand in the ocean and live in new areas. This could enable endangered species of sharks to mate with other species and move to a newer less harmful and threatening environment.
The discovery of a wild hybrid is a big leap for scientists in the perspective that this is the first wild hybrid found, but a huge fear in the thoughts of citizens that now maybe sharks could mate with sea gulls becoming terrorizing shark birds, no?
Who knows? Perhaps the hybrids might just be in a casting call for the next DinoShark movie.
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