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Two-Headed Bull Shark Found in Gulf of Mexico, Scientists Say
NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 | Brian Hamacher

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. "It’s good that we have this documented as part of the world’s natural history, but we’d 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.


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1 posted on 03/27/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 03/27/2013 5:16:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Global Warming.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 5:16:41 PM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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If only they would eat better, they wouldn’t have those kinds of genetic abnormalities.


4 posted on 03/27/2013 5:17:24 PM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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5 posted on 03/27/2013 5:19:29 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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bush's fault
6 posted on 03/27/2013 5:19:47 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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Don’t ‘FEAR’ the battle cattle....


7 posted on 03/27/2013 5:20:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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Needs two lasers...but how to mount them?


8 posted on 03/27/2013 5:23:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart; TADSLOS
You mean the Second Generation Super Mutants...

THAT AREN'T SO BRIGHT?!?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReHbwlGHeck


9 posted on 03/27/2013 5:24:40 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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More Info
10 posted on 03/27/2013 5:25:01 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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11 posted on 03/27/2013 5:25:56 PM PDT by TheBigB (I voted 4 Obama & all I got was this lousy t-shirt & 15 mins in the back of a Prius with Sandy Fluke)
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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.


12 posted on 03/27/2013 5:30:39 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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Global Warming

To that, I'd call "bull shark"

13 posted on 03/27/2013 5:33:48 PM PDT by mikrofon (Double Header)
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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!!!!


14 posted on 03/27/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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Global Warming.
Blame Bush
15 posted on 03/27/2013 5:38:21 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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So it came with two lasers then I guess?


16 posted on 03/27/2013 5:39:25 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Norm Lenhart
Because Centaurs....

EAT HUMANS RHONDA!!!

err...I mean Norm.

The Liberals and PDSer's are often as pleasant to have a discussion with as a Centaur.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHPpWpMYYdw


17 posted on 03/27/2013 5:49:27 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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Must have been born and swimming downstream from the Dow Chemical effluent discharge pipes.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 5:51:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Acceptance into Utobitha pending Best Friend Tabitha's approval. Best Friend Tabitha reserves the right to turn down applicants for any reason, including whimsy or boredom. Acceptance into Utobitha open to mutants only. Former human servants of the Master conditionally accepted for purposes of centaur-feeding duties. Dismemberment may occur.

19 posted on 03/27/2013 5:51:32 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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Having lived in Vegas a few years, it’s scarey how accurate that game is to navigate ;)


20 posted on 03/27/2013 5:56:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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