Fishermen in Indonesia were shocked when they accidentally caught a rare one-eyed albino baby shark.
The strange animal was found inside the belly of an adult shark on October 10. The mother shark died after getting caught in the nets of fishermen sailing through the Maluku province of Indonesia.
While cleaning and dissecting the adult shark to remove its intestines, the fishermen were shocked to discover the tiny white shark inside. He is one of three baby sharks, but he is different from his brothers.
The shark is milky white in color and has a single eye in the center of its head. Its fins and other body parts have formed.
Andy, 29, said he initially thought the adult shark might be carrying one on its own when it accidentally got caught in the net.
He said: “We found three baby sharks inside his belly. But one of them looks very strange with only one eye. Its color is also strange, like milk.”
The fisherman reported his find to the local maritime office and turned the rare baby shark over to the office. It turns out that the little shark not only has albinism but also Cyclopia, a birth defect that causes an embryo to form only one eye.