Shark Surprised Staff At Tynemouth

An Australian Port Jackson shark that has produced the eggs despite having only just arrived. The eggs shaped like a cork-screw have amazed the staff.

The Australian Port Jackson shark shares her tank with a male and staff were hoping they would start breeding.

But Blue Reef Aquarium’s Anna Etchells said: “We were not expecting her to start laying eggs quite so quickly.”

“Port Jacksons are extremely difficult to get to breed successfully and it would have been incredibly lucky if any of this first batch actually were fertile but we’re hoping that it may augur well for the future.”

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