In Belize, Central America, researchers have discovered a new kind of shark. It’s the head in particular that raises questions.
Sharks are one of the most interesting creatures to be swimming about in our oceans. There are hundreds of different species living in our waters although some, such as the great white, are a lot more dangerous than others.
According to the WWF, this particular species of hammerhead shark was found in Central America, in the Belize Barrier Reef, the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. It’s one of the 1400 counted animal species in the region.
This new discovery proves that this part of the ocean is rather special and unique in terms of its marine life and the WWF has called for protection of its biodiversity. Various measures have been put into place to protect the many species who live in this part of the ocean.
Drilling works have been prohibited in this area since 2016. However, according to the WWF, protecting these species is a battle that is still to be continued.
Check out the video above to see the shark for yourself!