SYDNEY, Australia (Jan. 03) – The phenomenon of ‘interbreeding of two different species of sharks’ could easily be described as never-seen-before kind of occurrence. The scientists from Australia made their discovery public on Tuesday which might help them to cope with warmer waters.
Jess Morgan, the head of research, said the interbreeding of the local Australian black-tip shark with its global counterpart, the common black-tip, was an extraordinary finding with implications for the whole shark family.
“This is evolution in action,” Morgan, from the University of Queensland, told AFP. “It’s very surprising because no one’s ever seen shark hybrids before, this is not a common occurrence by any stretch of the imagination,” he added further.
According to details reveled by research team; the breakthrough came under light during cataloguing work off Australia’s east coast when the team discovered that genetic findings showed certain sharks to be one species while physically they looked to be another.
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