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Title: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Stormwarden on January 05, 2012, 12:09:03 am
Off the coast of Australia.

http://news.yahoo.com/world-first-hybrid-shark-found-off-australia-070347608.html

Rule of Yahoo is in effect (Do not look at the comments, lest you know despair). Scientists from the University of Melbourne ID'd the shark as a hybrid, and a number more have been found off the coast. Scientists say that this is the sharks adapting to the warmer overall climate.

I already broke the Rule of Yahoo, and have seen the creatards already scrambling to cover their asses.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 05, 2012, 12:10:09 am
Really? Because I could totally see creatards citing this as "proof" that macroevolution is impossible or something like that.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Stormwarden on January 05, 2012, 12:38:01 am
^That's what I meant by them covering their asses. They don't want to acknowledge that the evidence is RIGHT THERE. It leaves me shaking my head at their willful ignorance.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Random Dinosaur on January 05, 2012, 01:18:23 am
Now it's only a matter of time before sharks develop the ability to walk on land, and then we're totally screwed.

And in the meantime, they're just as likely to have developed frickin' laser beams attached to their heads.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Zygarde on January 05, 2012, 04:49:33 am
I heard about this in my bio class today i didn't believe it until i actually looked it up but low and behold hybrid sharks kinda weird.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Oriet on January 05, 2012, 11:42:26 am
Long as they don't develop air bladders that allow them to fly through the air chasing us.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on January 05, 2012, 12:02:13 pm
My first thought when I saw the thread title was, "Really? It runs on both gas AND a battery?" :D

...please don't smite me for that joke...
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Her3tiK on January 05, 2012, 01:46:13 pm
Further proof that sharks are more successful creatures than humans, and the epitome of evolution.

Let us bow to our carnivorous overlords!
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Random Dinosaur on January 05, 2012, 01:55:06 pm
You can bow to them as much as you want; I'm going to stock up on Shark Repellent Bat-Spray.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Zygarde on January 05, 2012, 05:44:03 pm
well if they do grow legs or something like that i will genuinely shit my pants because i live near a beach.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: D Laurier on January 05, 2012, 06:57:20 pm
To anyone who actualy understands evolution, this is a classic case of two closely related species being interfertile.
To a YEC,  it's just sharks mating with sharks, to produce sharks. YECs dont even know that there are different species of shark.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Quasirodent on January 05, 2012, 08:56:05 pm
OK so a while ago I asked if it would be possible for a species that has been absorbed into another population by hybridization to later re-emerge from that population, and I was told that if two species can successfully hybridize and form fertile offspring, they're not really separate species.  Is this correct?

I was wondering about this regarding the sharks, and also coyote-wolf hybrids, which are breeding successfully even though they seem to suffer a hit to fertility rates.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Askold on January 06, 2012, 03:44:04 am
Long as they don't develop air bladders that allow them to fly through the air chasing us.

Air bladder would just make them float on the surface. They would need a bladder filled with something lighter than air and it would probably have to be pretty huge to make them float.

Sharks shaped like a puffer fish slowly floating trhough the air, dreading every powerful gust that would throw them off their course... Yea I can't see that being scary.

Now if sharks grew WINGS on the other hand... Scratch that, sharks with hands is already scary enough. They might start using tools and weapons.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 06, 2012, 03:57:02 am
I said it once I'll say it again: Frickin' laser beams on their frickin' heads. Now.

But we totally need another creature with huge fuckin' teeth on land. Don't give the sharks any ideas about feet or legs!
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 06, 2012, 04:16:25 am
I said it once I'll say it again: Frickin' laser beams on their frickin' heads. Now.

But we totally need another creature with huge fuckin' teeth on land. Don't give the sharks any ideas about feet or legs!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/andsean/Other/Street-sharks.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 06, 2012, 04:49:35 am
Street Sharks don't count.
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Napoleon the Clown on January 06, 2012, 05:23:24 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqH-KKm6Whg

Also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI4KGvbrAkU
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: affirmedatheist on January 06, 2012, 04:54:14 pm
I read the comments.

*facepalm*
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Oriet on January 07, 2012, 11:25:48 am
I was referencing this:
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/outreach.png)
Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: Servo on January 08, 2012, 09:29:11 am
Late comment, but why have I just heard about this right now? It was found off the coast of the country I live in, identified by a university in my HOMETOWN and the local media do not even mention anything about this interesting discovery?

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Title: Re: Evolution in action- World's first hybrid shark found
Post by: ThunderWulf on January 08, 2012, 09:52:32 am
I love reading stuff like this because it shows just how amazing nature/evolution really is.  Its face does look kind of weird though.  Neat none the less.