SHARKS SHOWN TO BE SIMILIAR TO HU­MANS

Asian Diver (English) - - News -

It came as a shock when in the be­gin­ning of 2016, Dr Evan Byrnes re­vealed that mem­bers of a cer­tain species of shark have in­di­vid­ual per­son­al­i­ties. Port Jack­son sharks were brought into cap­tiv­ity and tested to see how they would in­di­vid­u­ally re­act to cer­tain tri­als. What Byrnes and his team dis­cov­ered was that each shark’s be­hav­iour con­sis­tently dif­fered from one another. Dur­ing the be­havioural tests, some sharks were con­sid­er­ably bolder than oth­ers, whereas other sharks were more eas­ily stressed. It con­firmed his ear­lier sus­pi­cion – that mem­bers of this species of shark are not mind­less, uni­form ma­chines, but are, in fact, con­trast­ing in­di­vid­u­als, just like us.

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