New Species Of Hammerhead Shark Discovered In Atlantic Ocean

According to a report on the Web site Pravda, Joe Quattro, a biology professor at the University of South Carolina, worked with Jim Grady of the University of New Orleans and Trey Driggers of the National Marine Fisheries Service in making the find.

The scientists found that the shark, which resembled a scalloped hammerhead, had different genetic makeup than the scalloped hammerhead.

The scientists also believe that the species is at risk of extinction, is extremely rare, and breeds off the coast of South Carolina.

Fret not East Coasters, hammerheads aren’t known to be aggressive toward humans and are mostly bottom feeders.

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