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  Weird Horned Shark

Weird Horned Shark
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Uploader comment: Greetings. Here's some photos of a weird, horned shark we pulled up in our net. Didn't notice it till we got back and was emptying the net, it was dead by then. Been fishing a long time and occasionally we snag a baby shark, but in all of my years I have never seen anything like it. Does anybody know what kind of shark it is??? Thank You, Dr. Z


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Comment icon #10 Posted by wil on 31 July, 2006, 8:14
I have a question; are you THE Dr. Z? as in Zeitchse?
Comment icon #9 Posted by drzeehc on 7 August, 2006, 11:23
No!!! It's Dr. Z as in Zeehc
Comment icon #8 Posted by beltane on 4 December, 2006, 16:14
i believe that all baby sharks have that horn temporarily. its used to break out of the egg pouch. i may be wrong, but it looks like a baby to me.
Comment icon #7 Posted by bile on 12 October, 2007, 8:52
NO. BABY SHARKS AREN'T BORN WITH HORNS. They develope teeth while inside the egg cases. They EAT their way out. And, that looks like a baby dogfish. Although there is a type of shark called a horn shark that has spines... there is nothing like this. I'm guessing the horn was glued on or this is just a clever model. Note the eyes. _
Comment icon #6 Posted by maniecal_laughter on 15 January, 2008, 19:53
Its kinda Cute
Comment icon #5 Posted by kill3rkay on 11 March, 2008, 17:49
its called a egg tooth or egg horn or somthing like that! its to help them hatch! its really cute! :3
Comment icon #4 Posted by hajime on 22 July, 2010, 6:24
well, chicks have an egg tooth, so why cant sharks have then too?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Raidoner on 3 January, 2011, 10:50
Most sharks give birth...
Comment icon #2 Posted by CristalLee on 25 March, 2011, 0:55
That is friggin adorable and I love it
Comment icon #1 Posted by beltemps on 13 May, 2011, 21:02
Hm... Zeehc backwards is Cheez... Sounds like a hoax to me... ;-)

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