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December 31, 2012
First Hybrid Shark Found Off Coast of Australia - 1
by Todd Kuhn
The world's first hybrid shark has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Researcher Jess Morgan, from the University of Queensland, said a new breed, a mix between the Australian black-tip shark and its counterpart (the common black-tip shark) was discovered recently. The finding is unprecedented in the shark world.
The hybrid species was found 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) down the Australian coast in cooler seas. Researchers say the hybrid black-tip may be nature's response to climate changes.