Nature has some mysteries that are truly amazing. Andy is a 29-year-old fisherman who, when he was finishing his day on October 10, discovered a creature with a very different appearance from those of his species, an albino baby shark with only one eye.
The tiny animal was found inside the belly of the adult shark, which had sadly died after being caught in the nets as the fishermen sailed around the Maluku province of Indonesia.
While the fishermen were cleaning the belly of this adult shark, they discovered the small white shark inside, who was one of three babies.
It is very unfortunate that this shark lost its life, especially when it was pregnant with three pups.
The baby shark was whitish in color and had only one eye in the middle of its head. The fins and other body parts were already formed.
“We found three babies inside its stomach, but one of them looked strange with only one eye. Its color was also strange, like milk,” Andy said.
The fisherman reported the rare shark, which was already dead when they found it, to the local marine office.
According to studies, the baby shark not only had albinism, which would have forced the shark to produce low amounts of melanin, hence the pigment in the body, but also had a condition called cyclopia, a congenital deformity that causes the embryo to form a single eye.
“Poor little animal. It probably wouldn’t have survived long in the ocean because of its white color. Maybe yes with one eye, but not with that color. Rest in peace little guy,” said one of the users on the networks.
Recently, fisherman Jason Gillespie, 50, was also surprised to find an all-white shark he caught near the Isle of Wight in the UK.
“I’ve been fishing for 30 years and I’ve never seen one like this. Apparently it’s a condition where the skin color pigment dies,” Jason said.
Jason from Hampshire, was deep sea fishing with some friends when he caught an all-white top shark that was about a meter long.
“It’s similar to an albino, but they usually have red eyes. It’s the rarest fish I’ve ever seen in my life, one in a million. We released it as quickly as possible, it was only in the boat for less than a minute,” Jason added.
Jason usually releases bumper sharks as soon as he catches them, but at this point he decided to take some snapshots of his unusual find before throwing it back into the sea.
Jason believes that these animals that lose their color struggle to survive because they don’t have the same camouflage and can’t hunt as effectively which makes it possible for them to be caught by predators.
Unfortunately the little cyclops shark could not survive, the images have surprised everyone on the networks because no one had ever had the opportunity to meet this rare species. Share them.