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"Walking" sharks get their name from the way their pectoral and pelvic fins seem to touch the seafloor as they swim. A new species from Indonesia, Hemiscyllium Halmahera, described this year is no exception. The shark, discovered in a reef off the Indonesian island of Halmahera, grows up to 27 inches (70 centimeters) long and is harmless to humans, according to researchers.