Walking shark discovered

Date: 3/4/2008

The small Epaulette shark discovered off Indonesia in 2006 is relatively new. One of its unique features is its method of movement The ‘walking’ shark, rather than swim to gather prey, walks across the bottom, using its fins. It is believed to be an entirely new species of shark and one that scientists are studying as little is known about its breeding and feeding habits. They grow to about 1.2 metres and are so called Epaulette because of two large round spots near their heads resemble shoulder ornaments.

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