Double-Headed Sharks Are Becoming More Common

Submitted by: lalapancakes 4 months ago Science

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Two-headed sharks are apparently becoming a more common thing. Scientists are confused by the uptrend in the genetic deficiencies citing everything from overfishing to pollution as the cause.

An excerpt from The Independent:

An increasing number of two-headed sharks are being reported in the wild, leaving scientists unable to explain why.

Over the last few years, a growing number of these genetic aberrations have been discovered and examined by scientists.

Professor Valentín Sans Coma, from the University of Malaga, studied the embryo of a two-headed catfish shark in a laboratory condition alongside 800 other shark embryos.

There are 6 comments:
Female 127
So here's a little related true story/answer if you think about it: Once upon a time I went to rehab in bumblefuck nowhere. At this rehab full of drug/chemical laden and excreting children was a septic tank that leaked beyond the woodline creating a little (and actual) stream of druggie kids shit, piss, blood, vomit, and what ever else got dumped down the sink and toilet there. What a wonderful addition to a naturally pristine environment.. except that it bred moths the size of a dinner plate ( that the boys were dreadfully curious of and therefore liked to rip the wings off ), two headed squirrels and mutant-like birds. This mutant wildlife was only in the immediate vicinity. Yeah, let that sink in. ... ... ... The only logical explanation given any visible evidence to this extremely localized phenomenon is that the all the drugs and chemicals from the kids coming in and out of there mixing together in a stream out back concocted some mutating stuff for the wild life that feed on it not just directly but indirectly as well. (such as bird eating worm loaded with funky chemical and god knows what else dirt) I can only imagine all the things concocting in the ocean right now.
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Male 1,255
Whoa. That's a masterpiece of an investigative story if I've ever heard of one. Hmmmmmmmmm...
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Female 127
I wish someone qualified would care enough to investigate that place (OCP in preston co. WV, if you're curious). Not just because they are breaking all kinds of codes but because what the septic seems to be doing to the wild life around that place needs to be investigated. It's some strange shit and could help us figure out sources to other problems too. I imagine that mutating wildlife is not the only thing going on where that kind of stuff is taking place.
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Male 1,255
It's definitely a great topic for investigation. =)
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Male 1,133
What were this people doing with 800 other shark embryos? may be the problem is not more two headed sharks but our ability to find two headed sharks.
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Male 7,502
Coming soon: Double-Headed Sharknado!
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