Staff at the Blackpool Sea Life Centre are reporting the discovery of a number of shark eggs in a tank that was hitherto thought to contain only species that give birth to live young.
The most likely explanation that staff can offer is that the purse-like eggs are being produced by a small female Carpet Shark that must have been introduced but not recorded, and which has managed to go completely undetected in the half-a-million litre display until now.
Visitors are now being urged to keep their eyes peeled for the mystery fish, which still hasn’t been directly observed. It is hoped that, once discovered, it will be possible to move it into a smaller display and maybe provide a mate.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see what species it turns out to be!
Read the Daily Mail article here.