New Hammerhead Shark Species Found Off South Carolina
New Hammerhead Shark Species Found Off South Carolina,
November 8, 2013,
By Douglas Main, Staff Writer,
When new species are found near populated areas, they are often small and inconspicuous, not, for example, a hammerhead shark.
But that's exactly what a team of researchers discovered along the coast of South Carolina. The new species looks virtually identical to the scalloped hammerhead, but is genetically distinct, and contains about 10 fewer vertebrae, or segments of backbone, new research shows.
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