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Reproduction in sharks

Sharks have a wide range of ways to reproduced, from eggs through to live birth. Dr. Christine Dudgeon explains more.

In this video Dr Christine Dudgeon will reveal some information about the wonderful and mysterious world of shark reproduction.

From laying eggs, through to self-replicating via parthenogenesis, sharks and rays have evolved a diverse way to reproduce and provide the best start in life for their offspring.

These are just some of the many reasons why sharks and rays have been so successful over the last 450 millions years.

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