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Is this the ugliest thing you’ve ever seen?

(HuffPo)–A one-eyed ‘cyclops’ shark fetus discovered in July is the real thing, according to scientists. The animal was discovered inside its mother, a dusky shark, who was caught in the Sea of Cortez earlier this year. Discovery News report that when photos of the shark first surfaced in the Pisces Fleet Sportfishing blog, many people thought the images were too bizarre to depict anything legitimate. The cute little bug-eyed individual looks more like a happy cartoon character than a real shark, especially when its mouth is held open. The 22-inch-long (56-centimeter-long) fetus has a single, functioning eye at the front of its head—the hallmark of a congenital condition called cyclopia, which occurs in several animal species, including humans, according to National Geographic.

 

Gross, get a tan bro…and a second eye.

 

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