Animal lets young eat its skin
Very pleasant indeed, the Boulengerula taitanus, a worm-like amphibian from south-east Kenya was first identified back in 1935. But it is only recently that scientist have discovered its unusual parenting habits!
The shark resembles a common scalloped hammerhead, but genetic studies have discovered that it is "cryptic" – that is, "genetically distinct" from the common scalloped species.
The yet to be classified or named shark, breed only in waters off South Carolina, although adults appear to swim into waters off Florida and North Carolina. Scientists plan to tag the shark so they can understand more about its range.
Ali Hood, director of conservation at the Shark Trust in the UK, said with only 454 recorded species of shark in the wild, it was exciting to discover another one.