Monday, July 30, 2007

Malaysian shark has no webbed feet

Those are claspers which male sharks use to attach to females for reproduction.

The USM research fellow Dr. Yasin was misinformed or was speaking about the news article below, he was speaking of the coelecanth fish, a 4 legged fish which was thought to be extinct but still lives offshore Sulawesi and Comoros islands. One coelecanth was recently captured by a fisherman in a dug-out canoe 200 m from the beach at 100 m depth with fishing line and hooks.

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