And Now: The Cyclops Shark

Posted by on June 29th, 2011

A mutated bull shark was recently captured off the coast of Mexico in the Sea of Cortez. As if regular sharks aren’t bad enough. Actually, I really kind of hope that this is fake.

Lots of odd creatures come from the sea, and add to the list a one-eyed bull shark fetus that was removed from the body of its captured mother recently off La Paz, Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez.

A brief story about the shark is on the Pisces Sportfishing blog. Pete Thomas Outdoors shared the top image with two shark experts in California and both were skeptical at first, suggesting it was some kind of hoax.

One of them jokingly identified the species as a “Cycloptomus” because of a single eye — if it is, in fact, an actual eye — located just above the mouth.

But Tracy Ehrenberg, general manager at Pisces Sportfishing, has been in touch with renowned shark expert Felipe Galvan, who has seen the shark and has even produced a paper on the discovery.

[Pete Thomas Outdoors]

5 Responses to “And Now: The Cyclops Shark”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    So if the mutant fish on the Simpsons is named “Blinky,” does that mean the mutant cyclops shark’s name is … “Winky”?

  2. YithPistol Says:

    The eye doesn’t look like a typical shark’s eye. The people mentioned are real, though. Whether they know about this or not remains to be seen. Maybe write Felipe Galvan and ask him to verify this.

  3. SEO USA Says:

    good image.this fish is looking great..first timing am seeing this cute. and its like miracle..showing one eyes.great post here..i loved this one..thanks for sharing here with us..

  4. Kewlbeansjr Says:

    That is totally awesome! It looks like a cute little muppet!

  5. Lee_keeves Says:

    No, I don’t buy this at all.