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03/07/2012

Meet the newest member of the catshark family! Its name is Bythaelurus giddingsi, and it lives in the waters off the Galapagos islands. Seven of them, including big eyes up there, now live at the Cal Academy, with other, non-Galapagos catsharks.
This little fellow is “roughly the same size as a typical housecat,” and is pretty adorable for a top-level predator whose environment is being cold ruined by fishing.
[photo from the California Academy of Sciences, via Wired. Link from The Awl newsletter, which is great but has nothing to do catsharks, generally]

Meet the newest member of the catshark family! Its name isĀ Bythaelurus giddingsi, and it lives in the waters off the Galapagos islands. Seven of them, including big eyes up there, now live at the Cal Academy, with other, non-Galapagos catsharks.

This little fellow is “roughly the same size as a typical housecat,” and is pretty adorable for a top-level predator whose environment is being cold ruined by fishing.

[photo from the California Academy of Sciences, via Wired. Link from The Awl newsletter, which is great but has nothing to do catsharks, generally]

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