Elephant Shark

Artwork- Zebra Pen Mildliner Highlighters & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pen on a Hahnemühle Nostalgie postcard

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Did you know that the elephant shark uses the sensory nodes on its trunk-like nose to find shellfish and mollusks to eat? And that it’s not a shark?

Doodlewash prompts: Elephant

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9 thoughts on “Elephant Shark

  1. Such a homely fish (mammal?) dressed in those lovely pastels by our gracious designer! Worthy of a undersea runway! I love it. So if it’s not a shark, what is it? 🙂

  2. I was an aquatic biology major in college, and I don’t ever remember coming across this fish. Of course, I have probably forgotten more than I remember at 72 years old now. I took a turn from biology to graphic design soon after college. This guy is very cool looking. Nice one!

    1. They have several alternate names – Australian Ghostshark, makorepe, whitefish, plough-nose chimaera, and elephant fish. They’re of special interest to scientists, because they have slowest-evolving genome of any vertebrate. I’m not totally sure what that means, but they think it will lead to discoveries about osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

      1. Thanks Sandra! Australian Ghost Shark is how I know it, though I don’t remember ever having seen one. Yours is beautiful!

  3. Looks like a cartoon of a fish, but then too I had never heard of an elephant shark. Nature has such a sense of humour sometimes.

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