Alarm over first hybrid sharks

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Scientists have found the world’s first hybrid sharks in waters off Australia.

The predators are a cross between the common blacktip shark and the Australian blacktip shark.

Scientists say inter-breeding is a sign the animals are adapting to climate change. They also warn hybridisation could make the sharks stronger.

Fifty-seven of the creatures were found in a 125-mile stretch of ocean from Queensland to New South Wales.