Until an evil genius discovers a way to mount fricken laser beams on fricken sharks heads, it’s up to the underwater predators to take the initiative to become more dangerous to humans. Luckily, that seems to be happening, with scientists discovering a rare form of hybrid shark off Australia’s east coast.
The scientists found 57 hybrid sharks, the result of the common blacktip shark and Australian blacktip shark getting it on in the underwater boudoir. Despite the similar names, the two sharks are distinct genetically, which makes the coupling exceptionally rare.
While the research team believes that the discovery is evidence that the sharks are adapting to the changing environment, they also warn that hybridisation could make the sharks even stronger. Scary.