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Two-headed bull shark fished from Gulf of Mexico

by | 27th, March 2013

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FROM the Gulf of Mexico a fisherman has pulled up a two-headed bull shark. The things was not swimming this way and that; it was in the uterus of an adult bull shark. Michael Wagner, assistant professor of fisheries and wildlife at  Michigan State University, gives it the once over, noting in the Journal of Fish Biology:

“Given the timing of the shark’s discovery with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, I could see how some people may want to jump to conclusions,. Making that leap is unwarranted. We simply have no evidence to support that cause or any other.”

Good you mentioned it though. Always good science note the thing we didn’t need to associate with the oil spill. Because if all oddities in the seas were linked to that BP oil spill, would it mena that the oil that seeps into the oceans naturally through fissures has not effect?

Factoid: There’s an oil spill every day off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., where oil is seeping naturally from cracks in the seafloor into the ocean. Lighter than seawater, the oil floats to the surface. Some 20 to 25 tons of oil are emitted each day. 

(EurekAlert!)



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