Female Brownbanded Bamboo Shark gives birth after Four Years of Isolation

January 12, 2015 4:02 AM

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Female Brownbanded Bamboo Shark gives birth after Four Years of Isolation

After being in isolation for around four years at an aquarium, a female brownbanded bamboo shark has given birth to a pup.

It was a baffling moment for staff at the Steinhart Aquarium, located at the California Academy of Sciences, to see the birth after 45 months of isolation from any male shark. Researchers said that they were having an idea that the sharks have the ability to store sperms for long periods in order to...

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