First Ocean Tank Shark Pup for UnderWater World


UnderWater World is celebrating the birth of the first shark pub in the new Ocean Tank.
The white tip reef shark going by the name of “JJ” was born last week and was quickly moved to its new home in the Ray Pool.
UnderWater Worlds Head Curator Mark Smith said that the baby shark, measuring 35cms long, would live in the Ray Pool during infancy to protect it from larger sharks in the Ocean Tank.
The sharks, identified by the brilliant white spots on their dorsal and tail fins, are typically nocturnal and have slender bodies with a short blunt snout. The sleek creatures can grow up to 2.13 metres long, but adults over 1.6 metres are rarely seen in the wild.