All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Walking Shark’

Walking Shark: Great for Science, Great for Conservation

Science freaked out the laymen a couple of days ago when a new shark species was discovered in Indonesia. Oh yeah, and also…it walks. The new species, called Hemiscyllium halmahera, is a type of epaulette shark described in the journal Aqua: the International Journal of Ichthyology. The shark lives off the coral reefs along the coast of Halmahera, a remote …

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Walking Shark Discovered Off Indonesian Island Halmahera

Dr. Mark Erdmann, senior advisor to the Indonesian Marine Program for Conservation International was involved in the discovery of a new species of shark on the reefs of eastern Indonesian island Halmahera. One that walks. Just take a look: Erdmann writes: The shark, which has the endearing quality of using its fins to “walk” across the ocean floor, calls attention …

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