Hybrid sharks: Is humanity doomed?
In nature, everything has its place. Crocodiles grow in freshwater. Polar bears stay near the Arctic Circle. Suckerfish can be found in the close orbit of larger sea life. Yet it is because of this natural rigidity, which rarely bends, that scientists are so baffled today.
Recently uncovered in the waters off Australia is an unprecedented hybrid shark, a result of the mating of the common blacktip shark, known to the cooler seas near Sydney, and the Australian blacktip shark, which calls the warmer waters 1,000 miles north home.
It's a historic find - the world's first-ever hybrid shark - though not the first time two different species have combined to create a new one. In honour of Australia's find, MSN highlights more of the wildest hybrid animals found on earth.
National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaki... More National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaking research. He has discovered several new dinosaur species and sees these ancient reptiles as a gateway to inspiring children's passion for science. Learn more about Nizar Ibrahim and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140912-emerging-explorer-nizar-ibrahim-paleontology-sahara-dinosaur-fossil/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—tomorrow's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
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