Cyclops Shark confirmed by Science

Vor 'nem Jahr (oder so) bloggte ich obiges Bild eines Hai-Embryos mit einem Auge. In den Comments ging natürlich sofort die Photoshop-Diskussion los, jetzt hat Biologe Felipe Galván-Magaña die Existenz des Zyklopen-Hais bestätigt. Mit anderen Worten: If it's on the internet, it must be true.

'This is extremely rare,' said biologist Felipe Galván-Magaña, of the Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Sciences in La Paz, Mexico. 'As far as I know, less than 50 examples of an abnormality like this have been recorded.'

Scientists thoroughly examined the shark, confirming that it was a genuine birth deformity as the embryo suffered cyclopia, a condition also found in several mammals including humans. This meant that the shark did not survive for long outside of the womb.

Scientists confirm 'Cyclops shark' is the real deal and not a hoax - Scientists have confirmed that a one-eyed albino 'cyclops' shark discovered earlier this year is indeed real, mehr Bilder bei Live Science (via Arbroath)