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Daily Weird #17 (The tail of the invisible shark)
Your Shark, Sir
Here Fishy, Fishy...
There are approximately 50 species of shark that can make
themselves invisible to their prey. I’m not sure why we haven’t spotted them
before... oh, yeah. Hey! How did we find them now?
While these sharks are invisible to their prey, we’re not prey, so we found them. They light up, making themselves look like, well, light. It’s very sneaky.
Guppies are especially vulnerable to the ploy. There they are, all the little guppies, going to school, doing their math, when they see a light. “Let’s go toward the light!” the little fish exclaim. No, say the older fish, not until you put on your SPF 50 sun block. So the little guppies slather themselves with Coppertone and head straight into the shark’s mouth. All that slathering for nothing.
These sharks don’t just light themselves up for prey, however. They also do a little glowing for dating purposes. When they find the shark they want to spend the rest of their minutes in a day with, they begin to light up. They only get brighter in the important areas, however. It’s a neon sign pointing the way to the procreation organs down the hall. “Hey baby, look what you can have, like what you see?” It’s like a VFW hall on a Friday night, everybody lighting up and checking out the competition.
I’m not sure when the scientists discovered these guys, but if we had only known about them during the production of any of the 212 Jaws movies, think of the money that could have been saved! I hear the salary the mechanical shark received was astronomical. Instead, the people could have just screamed, thrown a little ketchup on themselves and Waa Laa! A classic (or series of classics) for a fraction of the cost!
Think about how much cheaper it will be in the future to stock aquariums. Oh, no, kids, they’re in there all right. Really.
Deep sea fishing at its finest. “It didn’t get away, it’s right here. This is the biggest shark I’ve ever caught. This here baby’s sure to break the record. What, you can’t see it… well, that must be because you’re not trained in invisible shark fishing.”
The possibilities are truly endless.
For more information on invisible sharks, click on a link below.
- Sharks can become invisible to their prey - Odd News | newslite.tv
- Sharks Can Become Invisible : Discovery News
Avoiding the attention of both predators and prey is a little easier for some sharks who can hide in plain sight.