Female Sharks Can ‘Store’ Sperm for 4 Years!

January 11, 2015 3:08 PM

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Female Sharks Can ‘Store’ Sperm for 4 Years!

The longest ever case of sperm storage in sharks has been recently documented by a team of scientists, where a female who was isolated from male sharks for 4 long years laid a viable egg and gave birth to a healthy pup.

The team of biologists at Steinhart Aquarium, California found a shark egg case dropped by an adult bamboo shark which showed signs of healthy development. What shocked them was the fact that the female who laid the egg was isolated from males for 45 months.

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