So, when I found out about a man who has found (and continues to find) new sharks, I jumped in….to the story, not the ocean.
Apparently, Dave Ebert travels to Taiwan because of a certain fish market. That market has dished him at least 10 new sharks, not yet documented.
However, what’s really weird to me is that sharks have been around way longer than crocodilians. They have outlived dinosaurs. Sharks have been around for 450 million years.
Here are some of my personal favorite sharks…
The Frilled Shark
I think all shark lovers know about the rare —supposedly extinct— frilled shark caught in Japan. Being a bottom feeder, …show more content…
And not Flounder from "The Little Mermaid"…an actual flounder. They have evolved to camouflage themselves with respect to both color and shape. The flounder live flat on the sea-bed, with two protruding eyes bulging out.
The shape of the hammerhead is still…well…debated. The intimidating flat face could be for the aerodynamics of the sea, or an outdated, evolutionary trait.
The Bull Shark
The bull shark has kept me from swimming in rivers from an early age. It’s more aggressive than the Great White, and it can swim up aqueducts for miles. It is known for its aggressive nature, even though it matures to be smaller than the great white. There are accounts of bull sharks attacking people in fresh water since the nineteenth century. What the bull shark has (and whites don’t) is an ability to store salt that is already present in their body. The bull shark may be smaller, but it is actually responsible for more attacks on humans than the great white shark.
Back To Dave Ebert
He has named species of known sharks, and found new ones: including the southern african frilled shark. And, even today, he continues to visit his favorite fish market in Taiwan to see if he spot something