A guide from Australia has discovered vampire eels that have not been seen for 20 years
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A terrifying blood-sucking eel with dozens of sharp teeth has finally been discovered after years of searching. Guide Sean Blocksidge accidentally stumbled upon six individuals of lampreys, which are called surviving dinosaurs. The Australian has heard a lot about unusual "vampire fish", but has never seen them. His discovery caused a great stir among scientists.
Unusual jawless creatures originated millions of years ago. They have long bodies without scales and mouths with which they suck up food and water. The creepy eel feeds on the blood of its prey, for which it is called a vampire fish.
Sean, a 49-year-old Australian, has heard local legends about lampreys living in the Margaret River. Despite the rumors, no one has seen them for more than twenty years. The guide decided to devote himself to the search, which was similar to trying to find the Yeti or the Loch Ness monster.
The man could not believe his eyes when he saw six individuals at once. He noticed them while conducting a tourist rafting in a canoe near the Yalgardap waterfall.
Blood-sucking eels spend the beginning of life in freshwater, and then migrate to the sea. There they hunt other fish. Later they return to the rivers to breed and leave offspring.
An unusual species of lampreys is threatened with extinction due to climate change and increased salinity of water. They can safely be called the surviving dinosaurs, because these creatures appeared on Earth 200 million years ago.
Australian scientists were delighted with the guide's discovery. Unique animals are difficult to see in the wild. They hope that the rare species will be preserved.
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