Rare, Tiny 'Pocket Shark' Seen for 2nd Time
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
A juvenile male pocket shark has been discovered, making it the second of this type of shark ever recorded, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say. The teensy shark, extending just 5.5 inches (14 centimeters) in length and weighing a mere half ounce (14.6 grams), was found in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, though it was only recently identified, when Mark Grace, of NOAA Fisheries' Pascagoula, Mississippi, Laboratory, examined the specimen. The Gulf pocket shark is one of two such sharks ever reported. "Discovering him has us thinking about where Mom and Dad may be, and how they got to the Gulf," Grace said in a statement.
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