October 10th, 2008

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I hope they name it Jesus

Virginia shark's pup a 'virgin birth'

Scientists have confirmed the second case of a "virgin birth" in a shark.
In a study reported Friday in the Journal of Fish Biology, scientists said DNA testing proved that a pup carried by a female Atlantic blacktip shark in the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center contained no genetic material from a male.

The first documented case of asexual reproduction, or parthenogenesis, among sharks involved a pup born to a hammerhead at an Omaha, Neb., zoo.

"This first case was no fluke," Demian Chapman, a shark scientist and lead author of the second study, said in a statement. "It is quite possible that this is something female sharks of many species can do on occasion."
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Fisherman net rare 'earthquake' fish

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Oct 10 - A 3.5 metre long fish is caught in the east coast of Taiwan.

A 3.5 metre long fish is caught in the east coast of Taiwan by a local fisherman who believe it is a sign of an upcoming earthquake.

According to local media reports, the fish is a member of the species Regalecus glesne.

It is known as the King of Herrings and is considered to be the largest of the bony fish. It lives at depths of up to 1000 meters, making sightings rare.



link to video source, and under the cut- various specimens of this species so you can see what it is if you can't watch the video. Oh my god, it's like a monstrous dragon...thing.

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