‘Otherworldly’ Shark Caught Baffles Scientists
The three-foot-long unborn shark was reported to have been removed from a large dead bull shark captured by fishermen in the Sea of Cortez – beyond La Paz, capital of Baja California Sur. The story was first reported about the bizarre shark on the Pisces Sportfishing blog under the title “Freak Shark Puzzles Scientists.”
The images of the shark fetus where shared with two well-known shark experts from California on Monday. Both experts, at least initially, believed the story to be some kind of hoax. One of them jokingly called the species as a “Cyclopotomus” due to what appears to be a single eye just above the animal’s mouth.
However, renowned shark expert Felipe Galvan has also seen the shark personally and has even written a scientific paper on the discovery. “When I have an answer from the journal I will give you more information,” Galvan stated Monday night via email.
The story is now beginning to make rounds on numerous shark-related websites. One such post from Monday on the Shark Diver blog comments, “The eye is the freaky part and we might have called “Faux Shark” on this one until word that renown shark scientist Dr. Felipe Galvan had seen, studied, and produced an initial paper on this otherworldly animal.”
So, take a look and judge for yourself… Is this real or an elaborate hoax?
Images Soucre – Pisces Sportfishing