Aquarium success with artificial insemination of sharks

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., is celebrating the birth of two zebra sharks that are the result of artificial insemination, the first successful AI for the species. The aquarium, as well as experts in Japan and Australia, has successfully used AI in other shark species. Although use of the technique for sharks is still relatively new, it offers hope for more genetically diverse captive shark populations, and it could provide an avenue to help preserve species threatened with extinction. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (1/27)

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