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2008-10-10 15:25:00

The second-known instance of "virgin birth" in a shark has been confirmed through DNA testing, scientists said. A pup carried by a female Atlantic blacktip shark named Tidbit in the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center contained no genetic material from a male. Beth Firchau, the curator of fish at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach said Tidbit was born in the wild and lived there for eight years with no males of the same species. The first documented...

2005-08-05 09:59:13

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - The endangered gray nurse shark is its own worst enemy -- its young eat each other in the womb -- so Australian scientists have a radical rescue plan to artificially inseminate and breed the ocean predator in test-tubes. The gray nurse is one of the fiercest-looking but most docile marine creatures, and despite it being declared endangered in 1984 and its habitat protected, it could become extinct along Australia's east coast within 20 years, scientists...

2005-07-28 03:40:00

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - The endangered gray nurse shark is its own worst enemy, its young eat each other in the womb, so Australian scientists have a radical rescue plan to artificially inseminate and breed the ocean predator in test-tubes. The gray nurse is one of the fiercest-looking but most docile marine creatures, and despite it being declared endangered in 1984 and its habitat protected, it could become extinct along Australia's east coast within 20 years, scientists say. In...

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2005-06-03 17:29:40

SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian scientists will attempt to breed gray nurse sharks in artificial wombs under a plan to boost the critically endangered species' numbers, a state fisheries minister said Friday. Embryos harvested from female sharks in the wild will be reared separately in artificial wombs designed to stop the ravenous fish from devouring each other before birth in what is known as "intrauterine cannibalism." "This is literally survival of the fittest at work, but...


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2007-06-24 20:50:57

The Nurse Shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum, is a shark in the nurse sharks family, the only member of its genus Ginglymostoma. It may reach a length of 14.1 ft (4.3 m). Taxonomy The name nurse shark is thought to be a corruption of nusse, a name which once referred to the Catsharks of the family Scyliorhinidae. The nurse shark family name, Ginglymostomatidae, derives from the Greek words for hinge and mouth. Distribution and habitat The nurse shark is a common inshore bottom-dwelling...

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