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    Okay, how do you think this shark got pregnant?
    http://www.canoe.ca/CNEWSWeirdNews0201/11_shark-ap.html

    Baby shark born without a daddy

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A bonnethead shark was recently born at the Henry Doorly Zoo, but something seems to have been missing from the process -- a male shark.
    The shark was born in a tank that only contained females, leaving zoo officials scratching their heads as to how one of them became pregnant.

    "If we solve this mystery, it's going to make one of the most interesting scientific papers in a long time," zoo director Dr. Lee Simmons said.

    The offspring died within five hours of birth.

    Veterinarians conducted DNA tests on all the bonnethead sharks Thursday, but results may not be known for weeks.

    "With DNA fingerprinting, we can use it to trace the paternity of the dead shark," Simmons said. "We'll know for sure who the animal is related to."

    The zoo consulted shark experts across the world, but Simmons said they also are baffled.

    Some have theorized the mother shark had retained sperm cells from an earlier impregnation, but Simmons doesn't buy it. The 31/2-year-old female who gave birth came to the zoo as a baby herself and would have been too young to carry sperm cells, he said.

    "Unless it's some kind of virgin birth, I don't know," Simmons said. "Without a male, you can't have a birth. But Mother Nature doesn't necessarily abide by the rules

    [ 01-14-2002: Message edited by: wonderwoman ]

  • #2
    hmmmmm Maybe she has female AND male organs!

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    • #3
      Something smells fishy with this one!

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      • #4
        Sounds like he's got the makings of an attorney to me. Shark, no dad....

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        • #5
          Parthenogenesis.

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          • #6
            What about the Zoo Keepers? Hmmmmmmmmmm
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            • #7
              Maybe it was Troy Tyrone Merchant out on another "date" prior his arrival in Jacksonville??? He probably couldn't find a DOGfish.
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              • #8
                One of my Ident friends comment was "Good luck finding daddy!"

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                • #9
                  Sounds like he's got the makings of an attorney to me. Shark, no dad....
                  I think an attorney may be to blame for this one.

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                  • #10
                    Specific specie female or male sharks when left with one particular gender for a period of time are supposed to be able to change sexes to procreate. I thin a certain species of frogs can do it too. My children watch to much discovery channel.

                    [ 01-14-2002: Message edited by: ftrphxcop ]
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                    • #11
                      Wow I guess you do spend too much time watching the discovery channel with your kids LOL

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                      • #12
                        Lost for words on this one. Can't say what they say down south. I'd get thrown off here.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Joseph:
                          Lost for words on this one. Can't say what they say down south. I'd get thrown off here.
                          Are you saying that ALL the sharks in that tank are related??
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                          • #14
                            Has anyone checked to see if Bill Clinton or Jesse Jackson has visited the area ?
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