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Rare Cyclops Shark Found!


Offbeat  (tags: cyclops, shark, animals, bizarre, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, pictures, police, photos, unusual )

Lindsey
- 1020 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Talk about a one-of-a-kind discovery--an extremely rare cyclops shark (pictured) has been confirmed in Mexico, new research shows.



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Teresa W. (661)
Friday October 14, 2011, 5:37 am
amazing
 

Roger M. (0)
Friday October 14, 2011, 6:22 am
Oh, that's spooky. Thanks.
 

Kay M. (351)
Friday October 14, 2011, 6:33 am
interesting.
 

Lindsey Williams (234)
Friday October 14, 2011, 6:43 am
I know right? Craziest thing I have ever seen...
 

Douglas S. (1)
Friday October 14, 2011, 6:47 am
Wow!
 

-- -. (5)
Friday October 14, 2011, 7:37 am
cool.
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Friday October 14, 2011, 7:46 am
no way....
 

Dawn Mason (40)
Friday October 14, 2011, 7:52 am
Wow!
 

Ruth S. (314)
Friday October 14, 2011, 8:43 am
This is that they are dumping radioactive runoff in the oceans and that is why this poor animal was born like this!!
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Friday October 14, 2011, 8:44 am
way cool!
 

Cody Mohr (1)
Friday October 14, 2011, 10:38 am
Woah! Crazy! Thanks for sharing Linds.
 

Sarah Hale (6)
Friday October 14, 2011, 11:22 am
I wonder if, it had been born, would the shark have developed mutant powers and shot laser beams out of its eye and go on to fight for equality and justice. Funny or sad, but that was actually my first thought. Cyclops sharks with laser eyes!
 

Mary T. (188)
Friday October 14, 2011, 11:44 am
Thanks Lindsey for sharing I wonder what happened to cause this
 

Whitney Esparza (1)
Friday October 14, 2011, 11:48 am
ha that looks nothing like a shark! that is just creepy!
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday October 14, 2011, 12:56 pm
If it lives, name it Polyphemus and return it to the wild... or let it swim in a LARGE oceanarium display. Nondestructive tests were specified. Did the fisherman take the mother shark to eat, or was the fish just another casualty of bycatch? Some specifics aren't being provided...
 

Anna Borsey (66)
Friday October 14, 2011, 1:42 pm
Actually the condition known as "cyclopia", although rare, has ocurred for milennia. A cyclop features in the "Sinbad the Sailor" tales. Various ancient Greek and Roman authors wrote about the cyclopes. Hesiod described them as three brothers who were primordial giants. All the other sources of literature about the cyclopes describe the cyclops Polyphemus, who lived upon an island populated by the creatures.

"Cyclopia (also cyclocephaly or synophthalmia) is a rare form of holoprosencephaly and is a congenital disorder (birth defect) characterized by the failure of the embryonic prosencephalon to properly divide the orbits of the eye into two cavities. Its incidence is 1 in 16,000 in born animals, and 1 in 250 in embryos."
 

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Friday October 14, 2011, 2:32 pm
Oh. My. God. The fisherman aborted these fetuses?! Get the Family Research Council et al on the phone---quick!
 

Alex S. (18)
Friday October 14, 2011, 2:54 pm
OMG that looks amaizing
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday October 14, 2011, 3:23 pm
thanks Linsey.
 

SANDRA G. (1)
Friday October 14, 2011, 3:44 pm
that is just amazing, i take it it is n longer alive.WOW
 

Karla H. (6)
Friday October 14, 2011, 4:18 pm
its a Frankenfisch lol
 

janet f. (29)
Friday October 14, 2011, 5:31 pm
How wonderful for science. Meanwhile, a pregnant shark with nine normal fetuses was killed for...who the hell knows what.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Friday October 14, 2011, 6:32 pm
Wow! Totally crazy.
 

Patricia W. (94)
Friday October 14, 2011, 8:35 pm
Anna - you've done your homework! TY Lindsey
 

Kim O. (403)
Friday October 14, 2011, 8:36 pm
Too bad it didn't get to live. I guess the shark killer's getting rich now. Frown.
 

William Y. (54)
Friday October 14, 2011, 8:56 pm
Wild
 

Shailja Mukhtyar (80)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 2:01 am
Just grace of mother nature, and the variety of the globe.

also means brain was deformed, & shrunken, hence poor survival.

Wonder if we r responsible... for poluting the waters!!

Gentle reminder, drink filtered water, & avoid unneeded milliions of bottles in the ocean!!

Consider carrying cloth bags to shop, rather than accept one of miillions of bags consumed every second in the USA...

Make conscious effort to help animals who must live in our toxins!! Who cant escape to land or skies!!

Keep waters a little cleaner!!
 

Elsie Au (266)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 4:09 am
It makes me sad, knowing that a pregnant shark was killed. I don't care even they said "legally capture", it was still a killing of innocent and pregnant animal. The fisher did not just kill only one shark but all the baby sharks that would have been born. We don't really need to know that shark can develop "cyclopia". Just let them live and don't kill them!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 7:25 am
Humm......
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 7:49 am
WOW WOW
 

Debbie W. (113)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 10:22 am
Unusual and interesting.
 

Debbie Johnson (116)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 10:47 am
"It's a humbling experience to realize you ain't seen it all yet."


Too right.Too right. How bizarre...
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 12:27 pm
Thanks for sharing
 

A Weber (27)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 10:15 pm
Amazing!

Thx
 

Muriel Servaege (39)
Monday October 17, 2011, 12:19 pm
Amazing! Is it the only one - too bad it's dead now - or one of a sort?
 

Evelina Zaharieva (8)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 1:18 am
Doesn't look real to me....
 
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