12 shark pups born at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA (AP) - The world's largest aquarium is home to 12 new shark babies.

The spotted wobbegong shark pups were born last week in the Georgia Aquarium's 6-million-gallon Ocean Voyager tank. They weighed about 2 ounces and were about 8 inches long.

It's the third shark birth for the aquarium. Previously, the zebra sharks and the bonnethead sharks have had babies.

The spotted wobbegong looks more like a large spotted catfish than a shark. It is considered a "near threatened" species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


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