hey guys, i know some things about sharks because my boyfriend loves them even though they horrify me
this is a frilled shark (one of my least favourite shark species, second only to the greenland shark)
this is what it looks like from a side angle
it’s much more recognisable as a shark, yes? much less terrifying, yes?
it only grows to about 2m long (which seems big but compared to other sharks is fairly small)
by ‘dinosaur era’, they mean that it exhibits many primitive features that suggests that it hasn’t evolved much in a few million years, and it has been dubbed a ‘living fossil’
that does not mean that it is from the age of the dinosaurs and has only just reappeared
as far as i can tell (like i said, i know nothing about sharks) these have been around and known of for a long time. they pose no danger to humans and have rarely been encountered alive
can we please stop making sharks out to be these terrifying creatures? it’s just a fish
A silly fish that does fish things! Leave our fishy friend alone.
These went around the news years ago like they were “just discovered” but were first described generations prior and I basically see that happen to another animal almost daily
found @ 24 likes ON 2020-02-06 09:52:06 BY ME.ME