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Shark Breeding

Our Shark Breeding programme will help you learn more about these incredible creatures and spot the endangered species.

Did you know?

Shark egg cases are called 'Shark Purses'

 

Here at SEA LIFE Blackpool we pride ourselves on our many species of Shark and the ongoing breeding program to help protect these magnificent creatures for years to come. 

Firstly we breed Black Tip Sharks. Due to destruction of coral reefs and nursery areas, we have seen a decrease in the number of black tip sharks in the wild. Black tip sharks are listed as near threatened species. 

We are helping to keep numbers of Nurse Sharks up after their wild populations began to fall due to the fishing industry. The Nurse Sharks skin is extremely tough and thick, meaning unfortunately it can be used to make high quality leather.

The Bull Huss Shark (or Dogfish) has been assessed as Near Threatened, as its population in the Mediterranean Sea seems to have declined substantially from overfishing. These creatures thrive in captivity and we breed them very successfully here in Blackpool.  

Finally, we breed the Epaulette Shark, a species of longtailed carpet shark, found in shallow, tropical waters off Australia and New Guinea.

Fun Fact!

In some form, sharks have been around for about 400 million years.

Did you know?

Shark egg cases are called 'Shark Purses'

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Did you know?

Shark egg cases are called 'Shark Purses'

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Here at SEA LIFE Blackpool we pride ourselves on our many species of Shark and the ongoing breeding program to help protect these magnificent creatures for years to come. 

Firstly we breed Black Tip Sharks. Due to destruction of coral reefs and nursery areas, we have seen a decrease in the number of black tip sharks in the wild. Black tip sharks are listed as near threatened species. 

We are helping to keep numbers of Nurse Sharks up after their wild populations began to fall due to the fishing industry. The Nurse Sharks skin is extremely tough and thick, meaning unfortunately it can be used to make high quality leather.

The Bull Huss Shark (or Dogfish) has been assessed as Near Threatened, as its population in the Mediterranean Sea seems to have declined substantially from overfishing. These creatures thrive in captivity and we breed them very successfully here in Blackpool.  

Finally, we breed the Epaulette Shark, a species of longtailed carpet shark, found in shallow, tropical waters off Australia and New Guinea.

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Here at SEA LIFE Blackpool we pride ourselves on our many species of Shark and the ongoing breeding program to help protect these magnificent creatures for years to come. 

Firstly we breed Black Tip Sharks. Due to destruction of coral reefs and nursery areas, we have seen a decrease in the number of black tip sharks in the wild. Black tip sharks are listed as near threatened species. 

We are helping to keep numbers of Nurse Sharks up after their wild populations began to fall due to the fishing industry. The Nurse Sharks skin is extremely tough and thick, meaning unfortunately it can be used to make high quality leather.

The Bull Huss Shark (or Dogfish) has been assessed as Near Threatened, as its population in the Mediterranean Sea seems to have declined substantially from overfishing. These creatures thrive in captivity and we breed them very successfully here in Blackpool.  

Finally, we breed the Epaulette Shark, a species of longtailed carpet shark, found in shallow, tropical waters off Australia and New Guinea.

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Fun Fact!

In some form, sharks have been around for about 400 million years.

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Fun Fact!

In some form, sharks have been around for about 400 million years.

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