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Remarkable Walking Sharks Are Strutting All Over and Here's Their Deal

Posted On: Jan 24, 2020   |   Posted By: Time

Scientists have discovered four new species of walking sharks proving the ocean somehow can always seem a little more mysterious.
According to a study published in the Marine and Freshwater Research journal on Tuesday, the Hemiscylliidae genus of sharks “walk” using their pectoral and pelvic fins to move across the ocean floor and live in coastal waters around northern Australia and the island of New Guinea.
But if you're now having visions of a walking Jaws strolling toward you through the surf, not to worry. The scientists who authored the study say that walking sharks, also called “epaulette” sharks, pose no threat to humans as they are less than a meter long on average and feed on only small fish and invertebrates.
Everybody gangster till the shark start walking
- Whatashark January 23, 2020
“Walking sharks present no threat to people but their ability to withstand low oxygen environments and walk on their fins gives them a remarkable edge over their prey of small crustaceans and molluscs,”...

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