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Dozens of New Species and a Walking Shark?!

Mangesh Hattikudur

MSNBC is reporting today that "Dozens of fish, shrimp and coral species, including two new types of a shark that walks on its fins, have been discovered in waters off New Guinea in the South Pacific, conservationists announced Monday." And while I'm definitely fascinated to read and see more about the findings, and how environmentalists are going to try and protect the so-called "species factory" along the New Guinea coast from fishermen, I'd be most interested in seeing some video of this walking shark. Apparently the creature (which is part of the epaulette shark family, and pictured above) uses its fins to scamper away from enemies. More on the findings here at MSNBC.

Oh, and be sure to check out their photo gallery. It's the sort of stuff that makes Steve Zissou drool.