World-first Hybrid Shark Found Off Australia

Posted In Climate Change, News
Jan
4

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This undated handout photo from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries shows a hybrid black tip shark containing both common and Australian black tip DNA in Australian waters.

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Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world’s first hybrid sharks in Australian waters, a potential sign the predators were adapting to cope with climate change.

The find was made during cataloguing work off Australia’s east coast when scientist said genetic testing showed certain sharks to be one species when physically they looked to be another…

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