"Oh crap, I have something on my nose? Thanks for telling me, buddy."
Carcharhinus acronotus, or the blacknose shark, is a relatively slender and small shark with a long snout and large eyes.
It gets its name from, you guessed it, a black spot under its little snout.
If you know Melissa, you know she likes to read. A lot. And reading about sharks is one of her favorite things to do! So when her mother sent her a copy of Jose Castro’s “The Sharks of North America” a few days before she was set to meet him, she squealed so loudly that she woke up her college freshman roommate. #sorrynotsorry
If you’ve ever perused through the rather large book, you probably learned a few species here and there. The Fins United Initiative is all about bringing you the largely unknown species… including the Cryptic Horn Shark. (If you have the book, it’s page 182)
Shark Boy and Melissa are in the middle of decorating their apartment in Wellington as newlyweds, and one of the major things discussed? Carpet.
Which somehow leads us into talking about this week’s shark… well, sharks.
Guys, meet the carpet sharks in the Orectolobiformes order, so named because they, ta-dah, resemble carpets. Sound familiar? This is the same explanation about wobbegong sharks! They’re the same thing.
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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