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.
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.