2009/03/12

This is Crazy! Prehistoric Shark Discovered

2 comments:

Dr. G said...

Okay, class, listen up:
Just to shed some light on this "discovery," this is in fact a shark species that has been known since 1884. It's a frilled shark, scientific name Chlamydoselachus Anguineus, which lives at a depth of 600 meters -- which explains its infrequent sighting. It's also not clear that this fish is really any more "prehistoric" than other shark species which have been around for tens of thousands of years. The fact that this particular specimen was observed in shallower water suggests that it was probably ill, diseased, disoriented, or otherwise close to checking out. Just thought Kotite's Corner should once again correct the clueless media which never tires of spewing misinformation, whether about Brian Dawkins or about the frilled shark -- both in their own way rare species.

Anonymous said...

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