KOMPAS.com – Researchers have just discovered a "hajbo" of big sharks in Irish waters. This habit is unusual because predators use damaged coral reefs to conceal their eggs.
This rare discovery was obtained after researchers conducted a long-distance operation to explore Ireland's cold water. They reach 750 meters deep.
In these observations, researchers observed the estate inhabited by a group of blackmouth catsharks. Blackmouth catsharks is one of the small sharks found in the North Atlantic.
This species is not found alone. They are with sharks that are usually lonely and seldom, sailfin roughsharks.
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When observed, there was no visible shark child swimming around the place. Nevertheless, the researchers working with the Navy Researcher (SeaRover) would like to record all events there.
The goal is to be able to look at the shark's egg.
"There are no hail puppies on the spot and it is believed that adult sharks can use damaged coral reefs and open carbonate stones to lay their eggs," said David Sullivan, SeaRover chief scientist quoted from IndependentOn monday (11/11/2018).
"(While) healthy coral reefs around it can serve as shelter for shark children when they're hatching," he added.
O & # 39; sullivan added, further research on the "estate" will answer many important questions about the ecology of deep sea gardens in Irish waters.
This rare result was announced at INFOMAR Seabed Mapping Seminar in Konsale, Ireland.
"We are pleased that these results were announced at this event, which demonstrates the importance of mapping our ocean-based habitat to understand and manage large and valuable marine resources," emphasized Oull Sullivan.
"Our data and team continue to make an important contribution to exploiting the wealth of the sea," he continued.