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

Hammerhead shark double whammy

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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New Hammerhead Shark Confuses Conservationists

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.com

Hammerhead shark twin discovery leads to concern about entire species

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

Hammerhead sharks rarer than formerly thought

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

Newly Discovered Hammerhead Shark's 'Twin' Sparks Concern

Hammerhead sharks may be in even more danger than previously thought.

Tue 27 Mar 12 from Livescience

New shark species raises threat specter

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

A Case Of Misidentification: Two Sharks Could Be Endangered

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

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