New shark discovered off Indonesia

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A new type of shark has been identified. The new species of epaulette shark called Hemiscyllium halmahera has been seen “walking” along the shallow waters and sea floor off a remote island near Indonesia.

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First seen by divers in 2008,  this beautiful shark uses its fins to effectively “walk” along the ocean bottom or coral reefs to forage for food.  A very exciting and important discovery for conservationists. And hopefully one that the Indonesian government can help protect. Check out the video story here.

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