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Fill The Oceans With Concrete!: Hybrid Sharks Exist

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Seen here falling for the ol' fish head on a hook trick, the world's first documented hybrid shark stares into the camera with a googly eye. Scientists believe the species is humping around in direct response to climate change, which I believe. It's too f***ing hot in here, I'm gonna bang a hammerhead.

"This is evolution in action."


The Australian black-tip is slightly smaller than its common cousin and can only live in tropical waters, but its hybrid offspring have been found 2,000 kilometres down the coast, in cooler seas.

It means the Australian black-tip could be adapting to ensure its survival as sea temperatures change because of global warming.

"If it hybridises with the common species it can effectively shift its range further south into cooler waters, so the effect of this hybridising is a range expansion," Morgan said.

"It's enabled a species restricted to the tropics to move into temperate waters."

Wow, could you even imagine if great whites decided they were gonna start humping other sharks? Because that would be f***ing terrifying. But mostly just for the other shark.

World-first hybrid shark found off Australia [yahoonews]

Thanks to Matt, who agrees a couple more years and those shitty b-movies like Sharktopus and Squidigator aren't gonna seem so stupid after all.

There are Comments.
  • thesuperjohn

    This is genetic variation not evolution. Please don't post such rubbish, it's as evolved as a Mule.
    Evolution of species is supposedly caused by mutations. This has never been demonstrated by example.

  • ombor mitra

    Genetic variation is part of evolution, as is mutation. They both contribute to gene frequency in organisms that may survive better than their predecessors. If the hybrids survive more readily than their parents. True, in this example, there is no mutation, but there are many examples of mutations changing organisms in the wild and in the lab. We see mutations even in humans that contribute to survival. One interesting example in specific population of a single mutation is the mutation that causes sickle cell anemia... which is bad in and of itself, but increases survival against malaria. This genetic oddity could not have arisen without mutation. There are many better examples of mutation in other plant, animal, fungal, and bacterial species. No offence, but you need to read some books and learn a few more things.

  • Phht! "Hybridises" -- that's not a word!

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  • Come on. A Shark gets lost in the wrong waters and all of a sudden they're evolving?  I once got lost in the Ozark mountains, but I didn't become a Hillbilly.  Their women sure did look reeeeal purdie, though...

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  • uma sapa

    Maybe they are moving to "cooler" waters because their natural habitat is too hot.
    Therefore they are moving to waters that are in fact the right temperature for them.

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  • Steve Barnes

    Love the contradiction in the Aussie story: the shark has to "adapt to global warming" and "changing sea temperature" but the adaptation is to expand to COOLER WATER.  Uh, just report the story Aussie's, and remove the global warming B.S. that contradicts the story.

  • global warming would obviously cause changing sea temperature... not like the water is going to ignore it lol

  • Guest

    We're not doomed until sharks can fly in the air.

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