Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo marks historic first with assisted breeding programme for Sand Tiger Sharks

12 August, 2015


Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is marking a global historic first with the launch of a pioneering assisted breeding programme for one of its star inhabitants, the Sand Tiger Shark. Dubai Aquarium has the largest of its kind aquarium population of Sand Tiger Sharks, also known as the Grey Nurse Shark, which is listed as ecologically ‘Vulnerable’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. This leading-edge, assisted breeding programme, undertaken in collaboration with SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, aims to sustain the population of the Sand Tiger Shark.

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