(CNN) -- A team of University of South Carolinaresearchers has made a remarkable discovery: a rare new breed ofhammerhead shark it's dubbed the Carolina hammerhead.
The shark's outwardfeatures are indistinguishable from those of the common scallopedhammerhead, a kind of low profile that allowed it to go for so longwithout detection, according to a USC news release.
South Carolina ichthyologist Joe Quattro, a USC biology professor, made the discovery.
"South Carolina is awell-known pupping ground for several species of sharks, including thehammerhead," according to the USC release. "The female hammerhead willbirth her young at the ocean-side fringes of the estuary; the pupsremain there for a year or so, growing, before moving out to the oceanto complete their life cycle."
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