The Birth of a  Baby CatShark

Have you ever witnessed the birth of a shark?

This fascinating event was recently captured at the IMAG History & Science Center.

While shark eggs typically hatch naturally, there are instances where the smaller or frailer individuals require assistance to break open the protective casing.

This was the case with our little cat shark.

The catshark, also known as a dogfish, is a small species known for its cat-like eyes.

They are typically found in the Pacific Ocean and are known for their distinctive patterned skin.

Cat sharks are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs, a unique trait among sharks. The eggs are encased in a protective casing, often called a “mermaid’s purse,” which provides safety for the developing shark.

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