The baby ghost shark has been discovered about 1.2 km below the ground near the South Island of New Zealand. Scientists say that deep-water species are generally difficult to find, especially ghost sharks.
Scientists in New Zealand have discovered a rare fish in the ocean depths, which is being called Baby Ghost Shark. Ghost Sharks are also known as Chimera species. It is not a real shark, only its relative. In other words, its texture is like a shark. Baby ghost sharks usually hatch from egg capsules laid on the ocean floor, so it is rare to find them in the depths of the ocean.
Ghost Sharks Hard to Find
According to the BBC report, this baby ghost shark has been discovered about 1.2 km below the ground near the South Island of New Zealand. Dr. Britt Fanucci, who was involved in the research, said that deep-water species are generally difficult to find, especially the ghost shark. These fish are very mysterious and we do not even see them many times.
recently came out of eggs
Scientists of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research believe that this baby of the fish, that is, the baby ghost shark, has recently come out of the egg. This is because there is still egg yolk in his stomach. Let us tell you that before birth, these fish, while living in the egg, satisfy their hunger from its yoke. Scientists from the research team say that the discovery of baby ghost sharks can provide information about the early life of the species.
information on genetics
According to scientists, these fish can live in different places in childhood and can eat different types of food. It is very different from the adult ghost shark. Dr. Fanucci says that for the time being, some samples of the tissues of this baby ghost shark will be studied. This will give information about his genetics. Also, when he grows up, what will be his length, width and weight, it will also be known. Significantly, the adult ghost shark is 2 meters long. It mostly eats only snails and insects found on the ocean floor. It is so rare that even scientists do not know much about it.