Shark pups to go on display

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Angel shark pups bred in captivity are to feature in a new display opening at Deep Sea World.

In what is thought to be a world first, the critically endangered pups were born at the North Queensferry aquarium in December last year to mum Anne. Since then they have been kept in a quarantine area.

However, aquarists have decided they are now ready to go on public display. Deep Sea World’s Michael Morris said: “We’ve designed a purpose-built new display for the sharks, which are now the size of dinner plates.

“The themed display will provide visitors with eye-level views of these extraordinary pups. We are also incorporating a lot of information about angel sharks and the very real risk that they could become extinct within our lifetime.”