Hammerhead shark double whammy
Confusion of identity between two shark species may threaten the survival of both. A new and unnamed shark species originally discovered off the Eastern United States seaboard discovered by Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) has a cousin that shares a striking resemblance: The endangered scalloped hammerhead shark. In an article published in the April 2012 issue of the scientific journal Marine Biology, scientists have revealed the new look-alike species to be found as far south as the coast of lower Brazil, more than 4,3000 miles away. This confirms beliefs of the new species' widespread population. This also means the look-alike species could face the same environmental pressures as its scalloped hammerhead cousin, who is currently being fished unsustainably for its prized fins. "It's a classic case of long-standing species misidentification that not only casts further uncertainty on the status of the real scalloped hammerhead but also raises concerns about the population status of t
Identity confusion between a new, yet unnamed shark species, originally discovered off the eastern United States by Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) researchers, and ...
Mon 26 Mar 12 from Phys.org
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There's good and bad shark news. A new "twin" shark was discovered but it may also be endangered.
Tue 27 Mar 12 from Discovery News
The scalloped hammerhead shark which we’ve probably all seen has a twin – and this discovery led to the conclusion that members of the species might be much, much rarer than previously ...
Tue 27 Mar 12 from ZME Science
Scientists recently confirmed that endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks have a fishy twin. The newfound species is still unnamed -- and suggests that scalloped hammerheads are even more scarce ...
Tue 27 Mar 12 from FOXNews
Hammerhead sharks may be in even more danger than previously thought.
Tue 27 Mar 12 from Livescience
DAVIE, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- Identity confusion between a new as-yet unnamed shark species and its look-alike cousin -- the hammerhead shark -- threatens both species, U.S. scientists say.
Mon 26 Mar 12 from UPI
Confusion of identity between two shark species may threaten the survival of both. A new and unnamed shark species originally discovered off the Eastern United States seaboard discovered by ...
Wed 28 Mar 12 from RedOrbit