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Asexual reproduction in sharks

A captive shark in Australia makes world first switch from sexual to asexual reproduction. In this article Dr. Chris Dudgeon discusses her research.
© Photo by Kathy Townsend
In the video we learned that sharks and rays can reproduce an a wide varieties of ways. However, a captive shark astounded researchers by producing live hatchlings after being separated from her mate after several years.

It is the first reported case of a shark switching from sexual to asexual or parthenogenetic reproduction and only the third reported case among all vertebrate species.

In the article linked below, Dr. Dudgeon discuss this in more detail!

Leopard shark makes world-first switch from sexual to asexual reproduction

© the Guardian by Calla Wahlquist
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