Cyclops Shark is the Real Deal

Written by on October 18, 2011 in Marine Life

Emily Tripp
Senior Writer

According to two scientists from the Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Sciences and other media sources, the pictures that surfaced a couple months ago of a Cyclops shark fetus are real. Read the full story from Discovery News.  The unfortunate part of this story is that Dusky Sharks are often illegally harvested for their fins.  They are listed as threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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About the Author

About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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