Skip to comments.Two-Headed Bull Shark Found in Gulf of Mexico, Scientists Say
Posted on 03/27/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Rare discovery made off Florida coast, scientists say bull shark first of its kind
Sharktopus and Dinoshark may be the products of Hollywood, but a two-headed bull shark found in the Gulf of Mexico is all too real, according to scientists with Florida Keys Community College and Michigan State Community College.
The scientists have confirmed that the shark, discovered in April 2011, is the first of its kind and is a single shark with two heads and not conjoined twins.
"This is certainly one of those interesting and rarely detected phenomena," MSU assistant professor of fisheries and wildlife Michael Wagner said in a statement from the school Monday. "Its good that we have this documented as part of the worlds natural history, but wed certainly have to find many more before we could draw any conclusions about what caused this."
The shark was found by a fisherman when he opened the uterus of an adult shark. It died shortly thereafter and was brought to the marine science department at FKCC, where it was then transported to Michigan State.
Wagner and his team discovered two distinct heads, hearts and stomachs, with the rest of the body joining together in the back to form a single tail.
Creatures found with abnormalities like this usually die shortly after birth, and the two-headed bull shark had little, if any, chance to survive in the wild, Wagner said.
Other species, including blue sharks and tope sharks, have been born with two heads, as well as lizards and snakes, Wagner said.
If only they would eat better, they wouldn’t have those kinds of genetic abnormalities.
Don’t ‘FEAR’ the battle cattle....
Needs two lasers...but how to mount them?
THAT AREN'T SO BRIGHT?!?!
It’s all those chemicals that, despite never having been tested, were purchased from Soros’ company with tax dollars to profit off the BP oil spill. At least that is as good an explanation as any.
To that, I'd call "bull shark"
As long as Tabatha uses her true eyes and hair....
Hey! We have the solution to what to do with liberals and PDSers!!!
Have them feed the CENTAURS!!!!
So it came with two lasers then I guess?
EAT HUMANS RHONDA!!!
err...I mean Norm.
The Liberals and PDSer's are often as pleasant to have a discussion with as a Centaur.
Must have been born and swimming downstream from the Dow Chemical effluent discharge pipes.
Having lived in Vegas a few years, it’s scarey how accurate that game is to navigate ;)