Chris Muir's Day By Day

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What About Those Over There, Then?

Another case of a species not being as "extinct" as first thought.

The smoothtooth blacktip shark isn't quite as extinct as scientists had believed it to be, say researchers who found one for sale in a Kuwait fish market. Further research in the region turned up another 47 specimens of the shark, though the only one previously known to scientists was a specimen brought back to the Vienna Museum in 1902 by a naturalist who had visited Yemen. The find "doesn’t necessarily mean the sharks are thriving and totally safe from being snuffed," notes Sarah Laskow at Grist, but "scientists maybe need to look a little harder before declaring a species extinct."

Ya think?

3 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

But if scientists can't sensationalize, however will they get their grant monies??

ProudHillbilly said...

+1 on what Rev said.

Old NFO said...

Meh... Scream/yell, cry that they're dying... The eco-nazis have been doing that for forty years...