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World’s First Hybrid Shark Found In Australian Waters

Just in this morning, scientists have discovered the world’s first hybrid sharks in Australian waters, with multiple generations of the new creature found along the nation’s east coast. Scientists say the discovery of interbred sharks could signal the presence of new “tropical” sharks in waters as far south as Sydney. The new shark is a hybrid of the genetically distinct Australian blacktip, whose range extends north from Brisbane, and the larger common blacktip found in southeastern coastal waters.

The scientists say interbreeding between the two shark species is a sign the animals are adapting to climate change and they also warn that hybridization could make the sharks stronger.

“This is evolution in action.”

If you could create a ‘hybrid’, what animals would you choose?

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