Scientists discover first omnivorous shark species which doesn’t eat just meat!

In a first, scientists have discovered an omnivorous shark species which feeds on seagrass for 60 per cent of its food requirements. Bonnethead sharks eat seagrass along with snails, crabs, bony fish and shrimp. With this finding by the University of California researchers and those from the Florida International University in the US, we finally realise that the assumption of all sharks being carnivores is wrong! As opposed to herbivores (plant eaters) and carnivores (meat eaters), omnivores are those animals which can eat both plant and animal matter.