Oct 15 2008Virgin Shark Produced Shark Kitten

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A female blacktip shark at the Virginia Aquarium & Marione Science Center recently passed away, and, upon necropsy, was discovered to be with shark puppy -- despite no male sharks being present for 8 years!

Virgin birth has been proven in some bony fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds, and has been suspected among sharks in the wild. The scientists who studied the Virginia and Nebraska sharks said the newly formed pups acquired one set of chromosomes when the mother's chromosomes split during egg development, then united anew.


Absent the chromosomes present in the male sperm, the offspring of an asexual conception have reduced genetic diversity and, the scientists said, may be at a disadvantage for surviving in the wild. A pup, for instance, can be more susceptible to congenital disorders and diseases.

Proof positive that when a woman wants to get pregnant -- no matter how often you dunk your balls in hot coffee -- she's gonna do it.

Scientists confirm shark's 'virgin birth' [msnbc]

Thanks to Heather and Abe, who both claim there was a dinosaur in Jurassic park that did the same thing. But they're wrong -- it was me!

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i'd tap that!!

1st!

FAIL

ASS IN YOUR FACE!!!!!

somebodie touch me

Thats so bullshit, like im going to believe that, oh my lord we have a virgin mary shark now! whats the world coming to, if girls find out they don't need guys to get pregnant, were f***ed!

my first impostor.
awesome.

wow that's so f***ing cool!!!!!!!! is that the same thing my hillbilly neighbor lady from washignton kept doing? i never saw a dude in there! and she was always pregnant!!!!!!

@5-- it is true. I read about this last week. I don't think they're classifying it as a divine pregnancy/birth. Maybe it's the anti-christ! won't that be fun?! like we don't have enough to deal with already.

@8 Still doesn't make to much sense to me sorry, just doesn't seem possible.

The world could use a Jesus-shark. Turning oceans into wine. Walking on the wine ocean. Eating lepers.

This is called reproducing parthenogenetically, when an egg splits due to some sort of chemical or electrical shock. Seeing how there are no Y chromosomes involved, the offspring is basically a clone of the mother.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis

@ 10 the shark is in a tank at an aquarium not the f***in ocean, read the story don't just look at the picture you retarded f*** bucket.

@12 Yeah, Jesus-shark and an ocean of wine. Awesome.

u comment sooo stupid niggaaa
野垂れ死にして来。ぼけ。

Sweet, a clone shark!

Looks like Sharpie needs to take basic biology, maybe learn something about asexual reproduction... or maybe he knows enough already?

@5 - Wouldn't that make you UNf***ed????

Yes

I hear Jamie Lynn is also using this excuse as to why she got pregnant.

"See mom? This shark did it too!"

No matter how she got pregnant, with those family problems, her child won't last in the wild.

f*** sharpi...
die a dogs death?

LSD back at it once again with the most retarded comments *EVER* (sigh)

The shark had sex, but didn't realize it could get pregnant while breastfeeding.

its the coming of Jesus-Shark! apocolypse is upon us! for a shark the real trick would not be walking on water, but walking on land and turning air into water. HE WILL DEVOUR US ALL! LANDSHARK!

this is fake. the shadows are all.....(gun in mouth) bang!

@20, back at it once again whinning about pointless shit you can't change. (sigh)

One question though. Did the baby sharks have freakin lazers on their heads?

heather and abe!?!

*yawn* Wake me when a robot shark (with or without cranially-mounted lasing arrays) asexually reproduces. Or sexually for that matter. Mmmmm.

what's ASS IN YOUR FACE supposed to mean?
I just got "asshat", but..really?!

video version from cnn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOU8GIRUd_g

Wow, these off-topic comments really need some moderation. BTW did the shark puppy live?

Fake!

This is an obvious photoshop job. You can tell, the shadows are all wrong.

I think this is a never before seen feature on the blu-ray collectors disk of Never Back Down. The sub plot where Max worked at the aquarium and frequently jerked off into the shark tank. which resulted in the sharks all getting pregnant.

Daisy, will you jerk off into my shark tank?

This is actually true. I work at the virginia aquarium (as its now called). The mother died and so did the pup.

A virgin shark in Virginia? Ha!

I think "puppy" is a very misleading term for shark spawn.

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