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The 14-foot great hammerhead washed ashore on a beach in Alabama. Researchers have since dissected the expectant mother but are unsure exactly what killed her.
The sisters were separated at birth due to medical complications, and they remained apart for more than two years after one was rejected by the mother.
Researchers named the newfound species Tripedalia maipoensis, after Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong, where they discovered the transparent critter.
Researchers have been debating the Tully monster's evolution since the creature was discovered in the 1950s.
The 10-foot-long female stopped breathing after locals tried several times to coax her back into the water. The cause of the animal's death remains a mystery.
Paleontologists in Wyoming have discovered a new genus and species of rhynchosaur, an herbivorous reptile related to modern crocodiles.
Narrated by Emmy Awards nominee Tom Hiddleston, the 10-part series will bring viewers up close and personal with gigantic animals from across the globe — you can't miss them!
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