Sharktopus approaches, slowly.
science, animals, sharks, the ocean, hybrid sharks
I normally don't care about sharks, but THE SHARK IN THAT ARTICLE IS SO CUTE. Look at his little face! Awww.
@SarahP They've hybridized for maximum cuteness. It's all part of their devious stratagems.
"'Sharks physically mate, which is usually a good way to make sure you don't hybridize with the wrong species,' The Australian quoted him as saying."
I'm taking this to mean that if I physically can have sex with you, it means I should and you're right for me. 2012 resolutions!
I knew a hooker in Detroit that would give you a slow sharktopus for an extra $50 but you had to bring your own waffle batter. So when I had time for a Kroger stop, I liked to treat myself because a sharktopus is about "me" time, ya know?
@saythatscool HAPPY 2012, STC!!
"...it may be an indication the creatures are adapting to climate change."
Let's pray they don't adapt to air pressure change, or we're fucked.
Up next, polar bears and grizzlies.
@wharrgarbl Pizzly bears, you say??
@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher Growing more and more common. Getting closer and closer to population centers. Forging bonds with raccoons. Learning the secret of fire. Watching, always watching. And waiting.
@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher Stupid slow link tagging with cold fingers!
I prefer Grolar Bears, btw.
@wharrgarbl And, through their newly-formed bonds with sled dogs, they can travel swiftly overland!
@laurel Nice. An ursophobe friend of mine didn't speak to me for a week after I linked him to one of the pizzly stories. I can only clap my hands in anticipation of the reaction I'll get to "they can make friends with your dog."
@laurel Oh God...OH GOD! My heart. It just exploded. I want a hug from a polar bear so bad.
@laurel That is AWESOME. Also, get a load of that fantastic Canadian accent!
Based on this, it looks like the future is going to be some horrible combination of Waterworld and The Bachelor.
@Ophelia Pretty much. Try to prepare yourself.
"Ophelia, will you accept this cup of filtered urine?"
@applestoapples Bear Grylls (Gryllz?) will be our supreme ruler.
Though the little buzzkill in my head is voicing a tiny complaint about the way this phenomenon is being presented in the linked article. It's high unlikely that there was some massive Shark Council in which is was unanimously voted to "Drink 'Til They're Pretty" and have a massive eugenical shark-orgy in order to save the species. If they're genetically compatible, a greater overlap in territories due to climate change is going to naturally result in a greater number of squid-goggle-related mating misfires.
@wharrgarbl hahahahaha. Squid Goggles.
I thought this was going to be about a shark-octopus hybrid
@Rosemary McClure Me too. Very disappointed.
On the other hand, sharks are really deadly and octopi are really smart, so let's make sure they don't mate, 'kay?
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