22 Dec, 2022
By FactsWow Team
According to the study published in the Journal of Fish Biology, the Chicago aquarium started to witness breeding in 2004.
The press release of Assistant Director of Animal Operations and Habitats at Shedd Aquarium Lise Watson stated that the team has started to test to confirm whether the sharks are the parents of the offspring.
Credits: WTTw News
As one of the study's authors, Watson confirmed the offspring's lineage through which the breeding decision to be made to maximize the diversity in the future.
Credits: Business Wire
A large habitat with various sharks, including zebra sharks, is part of Shedd's Wild Reef show.
The most interesting fact is that a shark named Bubbles was surrounded by three male sharks and probably mated with one.
Credits: Dive The Ocean
However, a 2008 DNA examination of Bubbles' shark pups revealed that they did not resemble any male sharks housed in the cage but matched with the female that laid eggs.
The press release also noted that Animals like starfish, sea worms, and stick insects frequently undergo parthenogenesis, whereas vertebrates rarely do.
Pups born by virgin births don't survive long, and Bubble's pups.
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