Just recently, a fishing expedition carried out in the Indian Ocean and which extended over a period of time of two months revealed that, when it comes to understanding the complexity of our marine ecosystems, we still have a long way to go.
Thus, fishermen brought back about 350 deep-sea sharks which somehow got caught up in their nets, and which can honestly be characterized as weird-looking.
Moreover, one graduate student working with the California Moss Landing Marine Laboratories argues that it is very well possible that eight new shark species have just been discovered thanks to this fishing expedition.
Some of these sharks' most weird features include snouts that pretty much resemble knifes, moonlike eyes and even serrated spines emerging from their backs.
From where we stand, these accidental findings show that the natural biodiversity is much more complex than we can even begin to imagine and therefore need be protected.
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