spot_img
spot_img
Monday, November 29, 2021
spot_img
spot_img

Latest Posts

New storyline for Godzilla? Scientist discovers walking sharks in Australia; Here’s what we know

spot_img
spot_img
- Advertisement -

Researchers in Australia have discovered four new species of shark that use their fins to walk. Five species were discovered precisely on January 2020, but have recently gone viral, a year and a half later.

The new variety was discovered during a 12-year study, at the coast of northern Australia and the island of Papua New Guinea. However, as per the sources, 12-year long research, what was earlier presumed as just five species has now increased to nine.

8d3dc5d6 be55 4524 97d6 572db9f81bd9 The North-Eastern Chronicle

The discovery was initiated by an international team of scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ), Conservation International, CSIRO, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences and the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (published in Marine and Freshwater Research).

The walking sharks came into sight in waters in the Northern Australian regions as well as some areas of New Guinea. The leopard epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium michaeli) is a species of walking shark found in coral reefs in the Milne Bay region of eastern Papua New Guinea.

However, they’re not as gigantic as the great white sharks, instead, they are really small in size. Moreover, they’re isolated in specific areas and don’t really travel for longer distances

Latest Posts

spot_imgspot_img

Don't Miss

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.