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4 new shark species

FOUR new sharks were discovered by California Academy of Sciences researchers in 2011, reported National Geographic on Wednesday.

One of the four sharks is the African dwarf sawshark (Pristiophorus nancyae), which was accidentally captured in a trawl off Mozambique. It is the seventh species of sawshark known to science. It has a long, tooth-studded snout that it uses like a sword. During a recent boom in new shark and ray finds, a new species of angel shark, Squatina caillieti, was discovered deep in the water off the Philippine island of Luzon and two species of lanternshark were also discovered in Taiwan and South Africa, along with the sawshark. However, the predators' behaviors or their populations are still unknown. "There's a lot out there in the big ocean we don't know anything about," said David Ebert, a research associate at the academy.


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