Remember that one-eyed cyclops shark that was caught off the coast of Mexico a few months back? Well the unusual cyclops shark was examined by experts, X-rayed and thoroughly studied and a team of investigators has not only confirmed that the shark is indeed real, but it is also an exceedingly rare case of an albino shark and a one-eyed shark occurring in a single specimen.
When the cyclops-shark was revealed it became an instant sensation when it first hit the blogosphere but unlike so many highly unlikely hoaxes before it, it turns out that the cyclops shark was a real discovery. National Geographic published a follow-up article with lots more close up pictures of the super rare albino one eyed cyclops shark showing how weird this mutant is compared to its siblings.
The head and tail of this fish are so deformed from the combination of cyclopea and albinism that this fish may have not even survived in an aquarium setting, let alone in the wild where it would have been quickly dispatched by the top level predators like this one was supposed to be. But man wouldn’t that have been something if this fish had survived and been put on public display? Just goes to show you the natural world knows no bounds when it comes to coming up with freaks and surprises.