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The real baby shark! Mutant fish is born with ‘a human face’

The real baby shark! Mutant fish is born with ‘a human face’

  • The mutated shark has a distinctly ‘human’ appearance, with two large round eyes under its snout
  • Fisherman Abdullah Nuren was stunned when he encountered the baby shark
  • He was fishing off the coast of Indonesia near East Nusa Tenggara province

Of all the strange and wonderful creatures you encounter in the sea, you don’t think of a mutated shark with ‘a human face’.

But a fisherman off the coast of Indonesia was baffled when he came across just that.

The mutated baby shark was caught by Abdullah Nuren, 48, in the waters off Rote Ndao in East Nusa Tenggara province.

The mutated baby shark was caught by Abdullah Nuren, 48, in the waters off Rote Ndao in East Nusa Tenggara province

The shark has a distinctly 'human' appearance, with two large round eyes under its snout

The shark has a distinctly 'human' appearance, with two large round eyes under its snout

Of all the strange and wonderful creatures you might encounter in the sea, I don’t think of a mutated shark with ‘a human face’

The fisherman had accidentally caught an adult shark in his trawler net for the first time, and when he cut his stomach, three pups were in it.

One of them had a distinctly ‘human’ appearance, with two large round eyes under its muzzle.

‘I initially found a mother shark caught in the trawler net,’ explains Nuren. The next day, I split the mother shark’s belly and found three pups in the stomach.

“Two were like the mother and this one looked like it had a human face.”

The mutated shark looks like it has a human face

The mutated shark looks like it has a human face

Pictured: The mutated shark was captured by Abdullah Nuren, 48

Pictured: The mutated shark was captured by Abdullah Nuren, 48

But a fisherman off the coast of Indonesia was baffled when he came across just that

Nuren took the baby shark home to his family who helped keep him. He said neighbors offered to buy the shark from him, but he declined.

“My house is full of people who want to see the shark,” he said.

‘A lot of people want to buy it, but I’ll keep it instead. I think it will bring me luck. ‘

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