bonnethead shark gives birth without having mated.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6681793.stm

there were skeptics saying she could've stored sperm from before she was captured (3 years prior to giving birth), or it mated with a different species in captivity...after doing some dna testing, scientists were able to prove, without a doubt, that there was no male shark involved.
 

Scorpendra

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hmm...when this happens with humans, the offspring can walk on water.


crap.
 

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Oh No

This could be the first sign of the end of the world
 

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Not to sound blunt, but no need to be so surprised. This happens.

-Sean
 

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Not to sound blunt, but no need to be so surprised. This happens.

I think the big deal was they didnt expect it to happen in sharks, and the fact it's a captive shark successfully reproducing.
 

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another thing is that it has never happened with any shark or other cartilaginous fish. it's usually a big deal the first time anything happens.

imagine how crazy it would be if it happened with a human.
 

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another thing is that it has never happened with any shark or other cartilaginous fish. it's usually a big deal the first time anything happens.

imagine how crazy it would be if it happened with a human.
ooooh!{D don't even want to think about it:}
 
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