“Pedestrian sharks” were captured on video, astounding scientists

In a remote bump at nightfall on the coast of Papua New Guinea on May 3, 2022, scientists encountered something astonishing: a cattle shark. Using its fins to pull itself up, the diminutive tan-and-black-spotted shark glided across a tidal pool with barely enough water to scrape its belly, moving like a lumbering sea lion as it hauled its body across the shore.

The creature was epaulettes Shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum), which is unique among shark species in its ability to walk on land. Conservationist and biologist Forest Gallant recently shared rare footage of this unusual species in a new special show for the Discovery Channel. Shark Week It’s called “Pedestrian Shark Island” (Opens in a new tab). “

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