“Walking shark” crawls along ocean floor like a slow, underwater lizard instead of swimming

August 27, 2013 | By Abraham | 1 comment

Walking sharks (more commonly known as longtail carpet sharks or bamboo sharks) are small, bottom-dwelling, Indo-Pacific sharks that do not swim but instead sluggishly crawl along the floor of shallow areas of the ocean, feeding on invertebrates and small fish.

Here is a newly discovered species of bamboo shark showing off how it “walks”…

(via Sci-NewsSly Oyster)

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