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Albino Cyclops Shark Is Real, Experts Say
Fox News/Livescience ^ | October 18, 2011 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 10/18/2011 10:02:27 AM PDT by presidio9

In this world of Photoshop and online scams, it pays to have a hearty dose of skepticism at reports of something strange — including an albino fetal shark with one eye smack in the middle of its nose like a Cyclops.

But the Cyclops shark, sliced from the belly of a pregnant mama dusky shark caught by a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of California earlier this summer, is by all reports the real thing. Shark researchers have examined the preserved creature and found that its single eye is made of functional optical tissue, they said last week. It's unlikely, however, that the malformed creature would have survived outside the womb.

"This is extremely rare," shark expert Felipe Galvan Magana of Mexico's Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias del Mar told the Pisces Fleet Sportfishing blog in July. "As far as I know, less than 50 examples of an abnormality like this have been recorded." [See photos of the one-eyed "Cyclops" shark]

Pisces Fleet, a sportfishing company, rocketed the Cyclops shark to viral status online this summer with their photos of the creepy-cute creature. But this isn't the first time that reports of a mythical-seeming creature have spurred media sensations — last week alone, Russian officials announced "proof" of a Yeti, and paleontologists spun a theory about an ancient Kraken-like squid. Few reports of mythical beasts, however,

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TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; cryptozoology; cyclops; experts; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble

1 posted on 10/18/2011 10:02:34 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

... and it made those tracks on Mars...


2 posted on 10/18/2011 10:04:03 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


3 posted on 10/18/2011 10:07:00 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9
Either algore’s global warming or Bush caused it.
4 posted on 10/18/2011 10:10:11 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: presidio9

I only have eye for you.......


5 posted on 10/18/2011 10:10:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: dead

ping


6 posted on 10/18/2011 10:11:33 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Red Badger

7 posted on 10/18/2011 10:12:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: presidio9

I got a gal with just one eye
No depth of field but sweet as pie
And I just don’t careo
If her vision isnt stereo
To me she’ll always be the tops
My sweet little cyclops

She’s the one-eye, one-eye, one-eye, one-eye
She’s the one-eye, one I love

Now you might wonder what she’s thinkin’
‘Cause it looks like she is winkin’
In arguments I yell and cry
But she just can’t see the other side
It’s worse than it looks, says her mother
‘Cause she’s blind in one eye, blonde in the other

She’s the one-eye, one-eye, one-eye, one-eye
She’s the one-eye, one I love

Now how it happened, she just won’t spill
Was it scissor sprint or William Tell?
Well the eye got put out and was never found
Gone to take a look around
My Columbo cutie, Popeye punkin’
Sammy Junior, Sandy Duncan

She’s the one-eye, one-eye, one-eye, one-eye
She’s the one-eye, one I love (Marcus Tee)


8 posted on 10/18/2011 10:13:29 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: presidio9

I’d feel more certain if the fellow holding the shark didn’t have his fingers over the spot where a normal sharks eyes would be.


9 posted on 10/18/2011 10:13:34 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: presidio9

Soon to be a Pixar/Disney movie...Finding Cyclo.


10 posted on 10/18/2011 10:13:43 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: presidio9

11 posted on 10/18/2011 10:18:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: presidio9

Note how the fingers on the pic cover the eyes. Did that eye come from a Build A Bear? Looks like it.


12 posted on 10/18/2011 10:45:20 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: skeeter

malformation occurs in all species, even humans. but most die before birth or soon after birth...no great mystery..I have seen pictures of human babies born without a brain, only the brain stem. Usually die before birth. Natures way of getting rid of freaks of nature that cannot survive.


13 posted on 10/18/2011 10:58:23 AM PDT by goat granny
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14 posted on 10/18/2011 11:02:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: presidio9

So I put my hand like this to cover his eyes, then put the fake eye up front like this?

Those black doll eyes. Ooops wrong kind of eye?


15 posted on 10/18/2011 11:02:49 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 - 35)
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To: goat granny
malformation occurs in all species, even humans. but most die before birth or soon after birth...no great mystery..I have seen pictures of human babies born without a brain, only the brain stem. Usually die before birth.

Survivors generally go into politics.

16 posted on 10/18/2011 11:02:57 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: presidio9

Bet it is more real then 0’s job bill!!


17 posted on 10/18/2011 11:06:24 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: pgyanke

LOL astute observation..


18 posted on 10/18/2011 11:37:17 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: presidio9

“It was a one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater.”


19 posted on 10/18/2011 11:40:37 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Click the Pic             Thank you, JoeProBono

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20 posted on 10/18/2011 11:57:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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Thanks presidio9.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


21 posted on 10/18/2011 9:42:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SparkyBass

cyping.


22 posted on 10/27/2011 10:39:04 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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