Scientists have found a new species of shark in eastern Indonesia. The shark is harmless to humans and grows up to 80cm in length, which is not large for a shark. However, the brown and white bamboo shark walks. The shark doesn’t haul itself out of the water but waddles over the rocks in at the sea bed in a way that might remind you of a lizard.
The sharks can be found off Maluku Islands west of Guinea. It’s a region of the oceans that are hugely diverse but still largely undiscovered.
In Pure Spirit
What do you feel about the discovery?
Isn’t amazing that we’re still discovering new animal species? Or do you disagree with the claims that this shark “walks” because it never leaves the sea.