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Cyclops Shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

Like something out of a science-fiction film this first photo is from the fetus of a Dusky Shark or Carcharhinus obscurus. This species is actually rather common is oceans worldwide, but rare one-eyed versions of this shark have popped up in several places in the world including Mexico.  Please watch the video below for more information.

It is thought that this these Cyclops Sharks don't live very long in the wild and that is why they are almost never seen.

Adult Dusky Sharks can grow to 4.2 m (14 ft) in length and weight in at 347 kg (765 lbs). They are often caught by fisherman and used it shark fin soup and also for their skin and liver oil.  Unfortunately their slow reproductive rate makes them very susceptible to overfishing. 

If you have any additional information about the Cyclops Shark please leave us a comment below.


3 comments:

Anglers Belong said...

Wish I can see or hold one...one day.

1Green Thumb said...

You and me both... That would be something!

Fishing In Westport said...

I can only imagine what else is deep on the ocean floor. It's said the ocean floor is less documented than "space". Imagine what else we could learn about ourselves by exploring what we have right beneath us.

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