Fill The Oceans With Concrete!: Hybrid Sharks Exist

January 3, 2012

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Seen here falling for the ol' fish head on a hook trick, the world's first documented hybrid shark stares into the camera with a googly eye. Scientists believe the species is humping around in direct response to climate change, which I believe. It's too f***ing hot in here, I'm gonna bang a hammerhead.

"This is evolution in action."


The Australian black-tip is slightly smaller than its common cousin and can only live in tropical waters, but its hybrid offspring have been found 2,000 kilometres down the coast, in cooler seas.

It means the Australian black-tip could be adapting to ensure its survival as sea temperatures change because of global warming.

"If it hybridises with the common species it can effectively shift its range further south into cooler waters, so the effect of this hybridising is a range expansion," Morgan said.

"It's enabled a species restricted to the tropics to move into temperate waters."

Wow, could you even imagine if great whites decided they were gonna start humping other sharks? Because that would be f***ing terrifying. But mostly just for the other shark.

World-first hybrid shark found off Australia [yahoonews]

Thanks to Matt, who agrees a couple more years and those shitty b-movies like Sharktopus and Squidigator aren't gonna seem so stupid after all.

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