Sunday, January 28, 2007

Climate Change, Ocean Currents: New Species of Fish?

climate change, this years El Nino, changing patterns in the ocean's currents, have 'funneled' this prehistoric fish into shallow waters?

From National Geographic News

..a frilled shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the water's surface. Spotted by a fisher on January 21, this 5.3-foot (160-centimeter) shark was transferred to the marine park, where it was placed in a seawater pool... ..the "living fossil" died hours after it was caught.

—Ted Chamberlain



  1. Hi!.. What a Fasinating Creature!!
    It's a shame it had to die like that; in captivity... They should have taken tissue and blood samples, and measured and weighed it and let it go to reproduce...
    Thanks for letting us all see the photo on your site...It's a good shot.. ----- Valnaiva