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Cyclops Shark & Other Cryptic Creatures Make October Creepy – Yahoo! News

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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.

via Cyclops Shark & Other Cryptic Creatures Make October Creepy – Yahoo! News.

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Written by edparnell

October 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Posted in Animals

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