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    [TD][h2]The world's first hybrid shark — a cross between the common blacktip and the Australian blacktip — has been found off the east coast of Australia.[/h2]
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    [TD]Researchers found 57 of the new sharks along 2000km of coastline between NSW to Queensland, and believe it is a sign the animals are adapting to climate change.

    The common blacktip shark and the Australian blacktip shark are two species that are genetically distinct, and generally inhabit different temperature waters.


    The larger common blacktip shark lives in the cooler sub-tropical waters off south-eastern Australia, but the hybrid species is able to survive in the tropical waters favoured by the Australian blacktip.

    Dr Jennifer Ovenden, of the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, said that it was an “unprecedented” find.

    "Wild hybrids are usually hard to find, so detecting hybrids and their offspring is extraordinary," she told The Australian.

    "To find 57 hybrids along 2000km of coastline is unprecedented."
    Jess Morgan, University of Queensland posted:
    You're seeing evolution in action.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technolog...stralian-coast
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    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
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    That's a really badass looking shark
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    I wonder what Answers in Genesis has to say about this
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    I make sexist and racist jokes all the time yet,i still support the feminist movement and the rights of blacks.
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    I wonder what Answers in Genesis has to say about this
    God's testing your faith!
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    Can't wait until it grows limbs and starts walking on land.
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    I wonder what Answers in Genesis has to say about this
    I wonder where in the OP religion was mentioned...
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    Hopefully this starts happening more but at a drastic level.

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    Can't wait until it grows limbs and starts walking on land.
    Well, you'll sort of have to, and for a long time too.
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    Fuck yeah sharks.
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    Why did I instantly think of this when I saw the title:



    Anyhow, that's fucking awesome to hear of evolution in action
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    I wonder where in the OP religion was mentioned...
    The thread is about evolution. I made a reference to evolution-deniers (who are based in Australia). It doesn't really have much to do with religion, because evolution can be compatible with religion.
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    So how far away from Hybrid bearshark?
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    Isn't this pretty much the same as cross breeding dogs? Not exactly what I'd call evolution in action.
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    Isn't this pretty much the same as cross breeding dogs? Not exactly what I'd call evolution in action.
    it's like that or interracial humans, but the sharks are doing it so that they can survive in waters where they couldn't before
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    Isn't this pretty much the same as cross breeding dogs? Not exactly what I'd call evolution in action.
    That would be artificial selection. This discovery is about sharks naturally adapting to climate change (natural selection).
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    Those black tips on white sharks look so fucking cool.
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    Isn't this pretty much the same as cross breeding dogs? Not exactly what I'd call evolution in action.
    It's two similar animals having their habitat converge (possibly to climate change or other factors) and then having those two species breed together. It's sorta like dog breeding but naturally occurring, obviously.

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    Isn't this pretty much the same as cross breeding dogs? Not exactly what I'd call evolution in action.
    Not really, it's more like horse/donkey hybrids, but these are capable of reproducing within their new species.
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    Professor Lenski ain't got shit on this...

  20. Post #20
    Memento audere semper- audaces fortuna iuvat.
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    fucking awesome

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    Can't wait until it grows limbs and starts walking on land.
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    Was expecting sharks with legs, was disappointed.
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    The thread is about evolution.
    Then discuss the topic.

    I made a reference to evolution-deniers (who are based in Australia).
    Entirely irrelevant.

    It doesn't really have much to do with religion,
    Then why are you talking about it?

    because evolution can be compatible with religion.
    No it isn't.
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    Was expecting sharks with legs, was disappointed.
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  25. Post #25
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    Sharks are fucking terrifying.
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    Then discuss the topic.
    The topic is evolution. I'm discussing evolution.

    Entirely irrelevant.
    Well, talking about evolution deniers who are based in Australia is not that irrelevant in a thread about an Australian discovery of evolution taking place.

    Then why are you talking about it?
    I'm not. You brought up religion. I clarified that what I said had little or nothing to do with religion.

    No it isn't.
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n..._religion.html
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/reli...istianity.html
    Acceptance of the evidence for evolution can be compatible with religious faith.



    tl;dr - y u so mad?

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    Sharks are fucking terrifying.
    Sharks are fucking awesome.
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    The topic is evolution. I'm discussing evolution.
    I wonder what Answers in Genesis has to say about this
    That doesn't look like evolution to me.

    Well, talking about evolution deniers who are based in Australia is not that irrelevant in a thread about an Australian discovery of evolution taking place.
    Fine.

    I'm not. You brought up religion. I clarified that what I said had little or nothing to do with religion.
    You mentioned the book of Genesis, which is part of a religious text, ergo, you initiated the discussion on religion.

    :|

    tl;dr - y u so mad?
    My eggs came out fucking burnt.
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    You mentioned the book of Genesis, which is part of a religious text, ergo, you initiated the discussion on religion.
    I was talking about these guys

    They're an Australian organization that frequently attacks evolution (as well as geology, cosmology, and many other branches of science).
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    Oh, well then. Never mind.
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    How long before they grow fricking Laser beams on their heads?

  33. Post #33
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    Dennab
    September 2011
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    That's it, we're dead.

    Now they're evolving at sea, tomorrow they will walk on land.

    Brace for impact.

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    That's it, we're dead.

    Now they're evolving at sea, tomorrow they will walk on land.

    Brace for impact.
    I for one, welcome our new scalie overlords.

  35. Post #35
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    September 2011
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    I for one, welcome our new scalie overlords.
    Now let's hope lizards develop wings and become giants

  36. Post #36
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    It looks so cool!

  37. Post #37
    Resplendent Reenactor
    Dennab
    June 2010
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    That's a really badass looking shark
    What kind of shark isn't badass

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    [img]www.imgur.com/mdb8Z.jpg[/img]
    What does that say, I can't even work out which way around the writing is.

  40. Post #40
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    What does that say, I can't even work out which way around the writing is.
    fixed :P but not rotated