Meet the one eyed albino shark called Cyclops

Monday, October 24, 2011

albino baby shark one eye

It just seems so likely to be a fake picture or a hoax but it would appear that this cyclops baby shark is the real deal. It's albino to boot so one has to wonder what the odds of this shark coming into being were!

one eye albino shark

The one eyed shark was removed from the stomach of a pregnant mama dusky shark caught by a commercial fisherman near the Cerralvo Island in the Gulf of California. Apparent some shark experts have thoroughly examined the preserved shark and established that its single eye is made of functional optical tissue.  

one eyed shark

"This is extremely rare," shark expert Felipe Galvan Magana of Mexico's Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias del Mar said. "As far as I know, less than 50 examples of an abnormality like this have been recorded."

You gotta laugh at the idea of a one eyed albino shark marauding the ocean trying to catch some fish to eat - still they'd probably be an easy catch as they'd probably just crack up with laughter on the spot when they spied him! The reality is this fish would probably not have survived for very long outside the womb.

If you think this  shark is interesting, check out the massive jaws of the tiger fish!

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