Brownbanded Bamboo Shark stores Sperm for Four Years

January 10, 2015 7:02 PM

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Brownbanded Bamboo Shark stores Sperm for Four Years

According to researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, a brownbanded bamboo shark at Steinhart Aquarium seems to have fertilized her eggs with sperm she held onto for about four years. They said it could be the longest sperm storage ever seen in any shark species.

The brownbanded bamboo shark at Steinhart Aquarium, which is located at the California Academy of Sciences, gave birth to a pup after about 45 months being held in isolation. According to experts, the mother would have had delayed the birth to help promote genetic diversity.

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