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Started by Tinymcsmithy on Jan 1, 2021 9:09:34 PM
Extinction concern over dickhead sharks

Will Ghost Sharks Vanish Before Scientists Can Study Them?

Over the past few decades, scientists learned that these cartilaginous fishes, also known as ratfish or Chimaeras, have been around for hundreds of millions of years, and that they have venomous spines in front of their dorsal fins and “fly” through the water by flapping their pectoral fins. They even learned that most male ghost sharks have a retractable sex organ on their foreheads that resembles a medieval mace.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/17/science/ghost-sharks-extinction.html?action=click&module=RelatedLin
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AlanII - 01 Jan 2021 21:10:26 (#1 of 6)

Link?

AlanII - 01 Jan 2021 21:10:46 (#2 of 6)

Just in time.

Tinymcsmithy - 01 Jan 2021 21:11:06 (#3 of 6)

Updated.

Tinymcsmithy - 01 Jan 2021 21:11:16 (#4 of 6)

Yup.

AlanII - 01 Jan 2021 21:12:46 (#5 of 6)

Interesting stuff though.

Tinymcsmithy - 01 Jan 2021 22:57:46 (#6 of 6)

It is.

All those deep sea fish are fascinating.

And the fact that there are still so many new things being discovered in the oceans is amazing also. And sad RE: the extinction.

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