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. May 4, 2012 .

DUBAI // A marine biologist hopes she may soon be lending her name to a new species of shark she discovered in UAE waters.

Rima Jabado, who for the past two years has been cataloguing shark species in the Emirates’ waters, recently found the fish at a landing site in Ras Al Khaimah.

She said her curiosity was sparked by subtle differences in the teeth and the shape of the sharks’ mouths.

“They are smaller sharks, similar to the milk sharks,” Ms Jabado said. “They don’t grow very big. I found very few of them but they just looked slightly different.” Read full story at