For those wondering, this is a real thing. It's called Parthenogenesis, and it occurs sometimes in bugs/worms and similar animals. It happens very very rarely with reptiles and sharks, as in this story. However it has never occurred naturally in mammals. It's been theorized, and induced in labs, but never documented in the wild.
@atreides, such an informative little paragraph. Go you
@Jakeers, hey thanks friend, I try haha
@atreides, I thought this case was special because, while it does happen in sharks and such, it's just exceedingly rare to happen to a shark that has had babies the normal way, as this shark had
@atreides, you researched for us. I ate mud.
@atreides, a fan of this occurrence. Researched a lot on it after finding out about it from watching dr house and seeing him lie to a woman's husband for her bc she was cheating on him lol
@atreides, hm so that's how Jesus was born
@atreides, Upvote for science and for Muad'dib.
@atreides, the only animal I've mainly heard about that reproduces via parthenogenisis is the Mexican whip tailed lizard and I gotta say it's a pretty fascinating thing
@atreides, i read they tried to dna the shroud of turin to prove jesus had only midocondrial dna.
@atreides, I knew about this but for some reason I thought it was called oogenesis
@atreides, might have happened once...#jesus
@mssj7000, such a good series, I always wanted the blue eyes!
@pokemaster16, Spice is addictive, let me tell ya.
@atreides, good on you. Taketh a 100th up vote good sir
If this is true, I won't lie, that is pretty damn baffling
@Duncan5769, it is and i don't get it, i haven't checked up on it but from the last ive heard no one gets it lol
@Dexios S Divine, that's like eveloution but, it didn't take generations, just one whale. Myind is too simple to understand
@Duncan5769, maybe there was steroid contamination in her water? That's the only thing I can think. Some fish (down river from certain cattle farms) have become hemaphroditic after being exposed to high levels of these substances. But how it would have gotten in her tank, I have no clue. And even then, she wouldn't be fertile with herself. So I'm corn-fuzzled
@Tyrellious, well multiple species of shark have been known to asexually reproduce. We just never saw it in a zebra shark before
@Duncan5769, Interesting phrasing, considering this is from cracked "10 amazing facts about baffling" .com
@ archiethesailor, I didn't know that, but that's a neat coincidence
@Univofga01, oh. Well that's comforting
I have a question for you guys. Do you ever have an important thing to do and put it off by taking a shjt and looking at funny pics and just sit there for like an hour to avoid responsibility?
@stuck up foreign guy, yes, and more times than I should
@stuck up foreign guy, pretty much all the time.
@stuck up foreign guy, I have 50% in a class, exams tommorow, and yet I'm here
@Insane Potato, God bless
@stuck up foreign guy, an hour??
@stuck up foreign guy, was gonna say! Your legs would have no blood in them!
So her babies are Jesus fish?
@SleepIsForTheWeek, only if gods banging sharks now
@Bob Dobalina , proof that Zeus is the one true God
@SleepIsForTheWeek, So would that mean they'd suffocate because they'd be stuck on the surface?
@TriangleTesticles, no they can just swim on the land which is not very amazing
We talked about this in my shark bio class. Some sharks can store spermatophores to use for fertilization at a later date. A lemon shark gave birth to pups after being isolated in a tank for 7 years post capture. That's different than parthenogenesis though. Just thought I would share this as well cause it's cool!
It fvcked itself
So...like...shark Jesus right?
Upvote for science and for Mua'dib.
@mssj7000, ignore, si vu ple.
I ate my brother so... Family is fun