Port Jackson Shark

Today’s offering from the shell collection is a shark’s egg. I think my grandmother said it was from a Port Jackson shark.

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3 Responses to Port Jackson Shark

  1. Katie says:

    That’s incredible! I feel kind of sorry for the shark who had to lay it, though.

  2. Peggy Tee says:

    Ermm… don’t sharks give birth to live young? Or is that not a literal shark’s egg? Very cool lines, whatever that is!

    • Bathmat says:

      As far as I can make sharks have pretty diverse birthing habits. Some sharks’ eggs hatch internally, some eggs externally. There have even been rare cases of sharks giving birth without fertilisation. Wikipedia gives more detail of you’re interested.

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