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Scientists discovered a new species of tiny sharks that glow in the dark

1 month ago   |   By WYFF

The 5 1/2-inch American pocket shark is the first of its kind to be discovered in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Tiny, glow-in-the-dark sharks have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Tiny, glow-in-the-dark sharks have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

A new species of shark has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico.
It's called a pocket shark or Mollisquama mississippiensis (pronounced mah-lihs-KWAH-muh MISS-ih-sip-ee-EHN-sisis.)
It is just 5 and a half inches long, and has some unusual features like a pouch that squirts out puffs of glowing bioluminous fluid clouds, and light-producing glands all over its body.
"In the history of fisheries science, only two pocket sharks have ever been captured or reported," said marine scientist Mark Grace. "Both are separate species, each from separate oceans. Both are exceedingly rare."
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