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 Post subject: SCUBAMART INDO < Walking Shark >
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:01 pm 

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Walking Shark in Indonesia

Indonesia's natural wealth was no doubt. This time again revealed the biological wealth of this country. Article around the island of Halmahera, Maluku, scientists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of shark in the sea goes from the Coral Triangle.

Quoted from Reuters, this new type of sharks were captured first by a British diver, Graham Abbott in 2007. But in 2012, two species of sharks are successful in the collection are then identified through research .

Then his name associated Shark Walk, it is adapted to sense where the fish were running as if walking on the sea floor with their fins to find prey. However, this shark is not like other well-known wild relatives. This shark looks even more benign.

The significant difference is the walking shark species in color pattern, particularly the presence of a pair of spots at the bottom of the head. While there are spots that under other heads form a pattern resembling the letter U, "said Mark Erdmann of Conservation International".

Meanwhile, local residents themselves actually often see where the shark is 68 cm in length, but only now known to researchers. Named Hemiscyllium Halmahera, the walking shark published in the Journal of Ichthyology published in July 2013.

The government hopes this will be the presence of sharks new ambassador to promote tourism and marine conservation. Up to now there are only nine species of shark runs and six of them were found to exist in parts of Indonesia. While the other three limited spread in Papua New Guinea and northern Australia .

"This is the third running of shark species are described from eastern Indonesia in the last six years, "said shark expert from LIPI, Fahmi.

Sharks running is a relatively new type of shark known and often called "shark gecko". They berhabitat in shallow waters so that breathing different ways and can swim but only to escape from predators. This type has the teeth to grind the shells so that the food shrimp, crabs and other small animals.

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