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RARE ALBINO CYCLOPS SHARK

18 Oct

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only is this dusky shark fetus albino, which is very rare, but it is a “cyclops”. The fisherman who caught it (below), Enrique Lucero Leon, has preserved it in alcohol and considers it a prize. The woman standing next to him is researcher Marcela Bejarano-Alvarez. Nature is cool. The full story is at National Geographic (see link below pictures).

The cyclops shark is pictured above with ‘normal’ examples of its species. That is so funky! Scientists also say because it’s albino and it had several deformities, it wouldn’t have survived long in the wild anyway.

 

Pictures: Rare “Cyclops” Shark Found.

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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in animals, nature, weird news

 

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