When we first heard about the walking shark we imagined something like this. However, we were slightly wrong.
A new species of shark that “walks” along the seabed has been found in eastern Indonesia, and it does look like a normal shark.
Conservation International said the brown and white bamboo shark pushes itself along the ocean floor using its fins as tiny legs.
It walks as it forages for small fish and crustaceans at night.
The shark, which has a maximum length of 80cm and is harmless to humans, was discovered off Halmahera, one of the Maluku Islands west of New Guinea.
Bamboo sharks are also known as longtail carpet sharks. Their tails that are bigger than the rest of their bodies.
They found in tropical waters around Indonesia, Australia and Papua New Guinea.
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