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Virgin Birth: Sharks' Secret Survival Trick


Animals  (tags: animals, shark, parthenogenesis )

Leslie
- 1552 days ago - newscientist.com
CAN'T find a mate? Try parthenogenesis. The type of asexual reproduction may be part of an extreme survival strategy for sharks.In parthenogenesis, females' eggs start dividing without being fertilised. This produces daughters that are genetically similar



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Edward Craig (20)
Thursday April 29, 2010, 10:18 pm
As long as we keep finnng sharks for shark fin soup I doubt sharks can recover their numbers.
 

Antonio Amador (60)
Friday April 30, 2010, 7:18 am
Might be of some help indeed, but we really need to stop finning. Thank you for sharing
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday April 30, 2010, 7:28 am
What a wonderful way! They got to have their strategies to beat us cruel humans!
Noted with thanks. HAPPY ARBOR DAY, ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE THIS.
 

Ritwick Saikia (11)
Friday April 30, 2010, 7:34 am
What a strategy!!! But will it save the sharks from us humans?
 

Wendy C. (17)
Friday April 30, 2010, 7:53 am
this is fascinating. thanks for sharing!
 

Joan Massetti (11)
Friday April 30, 2010, 8:12 am
WE HAVE TO PUT AN END TO SHARK HUNTING AS WELL AS SHARK FINNING--- THESE ANIMALS WERE ON THIS EARTH LONG BEFORE MAN & DESERVE TO STAY HERE. PLEASE REMEMBER WE ARE VISITORS AS WELL AS STEWARDS OF THIS GREAT,WONDERFUL LAND OF OURS................................
 

Hugo Godinez (0)
Friday April 30, 2010, 8:34 am
Itīs really fascinating in this worldīs survival
 

Glamour Girlcat (28)
Friday April 30, 2010, 12:27 pm
Yay, GIRL POWER!
 

Ellinor S. (41)
Friday April 30, 2010, 2:09 pm
Thank you
 

Lynn M. (192)
Friday April 30, 2010, 3:45 pm
Nature always finds a way to sustain itself!
 

Kim O. (51)
Friday April 30, 2010, 9:10 pm
I agree with everyone. We must stop finning sharks. This was a good one Leslie thanks for sharing!
 

Louise Krause (61)
Sunday May 2, 2010, 10:53 pm
This article was really cool to read.Ty
 

Cheree M. (249)
Monday May 3, 2010, 1:24 am
Hmm, Interesting!! Learned something new this morning about Sharks, TY Leslie for sharing. Great article.
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Monday May 3, 2010, 11:48 pm
goodness, this is now to me. Still does not mean that people can keep hunting the sharks.
 
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