First-Ever Hybrid Shark Discovered

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As if you didn’t already have enough to worry about from underwater predators: for the first time ever, researchers have discovered hybrid sharks bred in nature:

A team of 10 Australian researchers identified multiple generations of sharks that arose from mating between the common blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) and the Australian blacktip (Carcharhinus tilstoni), which is smaller and lives in warmer waters than its global counterpart.

The researchers say this is a sign of the effects of global warming. I say that this is a sign that it’s only a matter of time before Sharktopus goes from being a B-movie to being a documentary.

Read more from the Washington Post.

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