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New Species of Hammerhead Shark Discovered

By Michael Staudt

Most new species discovered now are insects or microorganisms, often in the rich rainforest interiors. It came as a surprise, then, when a new species of hammerhead shark was discovered off the coast of Belize. On February 15th 2017, Belize Fishery departments stated that a previously unknown shark was found.

Demian Chapman, a graduate from Florida International University, had been conducting studies on the ecosystem off the coast of Belize. Fittingly enough, the scientist specializes in the identification of sharks. Dr. Chapman had been observing the migration patterns of hammerhead sharks when he discovered the specimen. Continue reading

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