Researchers from the University of East Anglia and John Innes Centre (JIC) have recently discovered a potential new line of antibiotics that have proven potent against antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’, Nikita Sall reports.Written by nikitasall1 on 13th June 2017
Creature Feature: The Ninja Lanternshark
The newly discovered glow-in-the-dark shark that is baffling scientists. Kara Watson reports.
This weird looking and incredibly named shark is a recent discovery for scientists at the Pacific Shark Research Center in California. The ninja lanternshark, discovered at the end of 2015 off the Pacific Coast of Central America.
Its Latin name, Etmopterus benchleyi, is a reference to Peter Benchley, who is the author of the book ‘Jaws’ and co-author of the film as well. The common name was invented by the young cousins of one of the contributing researchers, Vicky Vásquez. Lanternsharks are the name by which the Etmopterus genus of dogfish sharks is known by.
“it allows them to be invisible to the small fish they predate on and also to larger predators, as the glow would mask their shadow...
This is a great new species to have been discovered and hopefully more will be learnt about it soon, as well as an increase in the general knowledge about the lives of the lanternshark genus.