Here is a fish with a shark’s body and a pig’s face.
Italian sailors noticed an unusual creature in the waters of the island of Elba.
He was dragged ashore, photographed and left in the port office. The pictures were posted on a local travel page.
Despite such a disappointing appearance, the fish has long been known to science. This is the pig shark, which until recently was considered a vulnerable species, its status has been revised for the worse. Pig sharks are currently considered endangered. .
He was nicknamed “Pig” because of the murmur of the fish.
Fish caught by sailors have already received injuries incompatible with life.
This species prefers indoor life at a depth of 100 to 700 meters, usually does not come close to the shore. Even if people leave an injured shark in the water, it is unlikely that it will survive.
The appearance of a rare representative of the marine fauna in the human field of view is an alarming signal and an occasion to think again about the protection of marine ecosystems.