Cyclops Shark!

  – – It looks like it’s made of rubber, but it’s real…an albino fetal Cyclops shark cut from the belly of a pregnant dusky shark in the Gulf of Mexico this past summer.  Shark researchers have examined the preserved creature and found that its single eye is made of functional optical tissue…it’s unlikely, however, that the malformed shark would have survived outside of the womb. 

Less than 50 examples of an abnormality like this have been recorded in sharks.   Cyclopia is a rare developmental abnormality in which only one eye developsand it has been seen in a variety of species…

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3 Comments on “Cyclops Shark!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    “Eye” see.*

    *Let the frustrated head-banging commence.

  2. carycomic Says:

    GOOD ONE! 🙂


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