Pelagic thresher shark gives live birth as photographers snap away

January 14, 2015 11:21 AM

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A team of divers off the coast of Philippines took pictures of a pelagic thresher shark giving live birth in 2013, and took underwater pictures that were filed away until a marine biologist came across them and brought them to the attention of the world.

“We observed a large female pelagic thresher shark swimming back and forth across a cleaning station in an agitated state. We were unable to decipher the cause of the shark’s distress from our observation post 15m away, although it was evident that cleaner wrasse were taking bits from its pelvic reg...

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