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Survival of the Fittest

Sand tiger shark “eggs hatch in the uterine chamber when the embryos are about 17 cm (6.7 in) in length. The largest and most advanced embryo in each chamber (usually the first hatched) kills and consumes younger developing siblings (intrauterine cannibalism). After preying on their siblings, the two remaining embryos feed on any eggs present.

Shark Facts #5: Sand Tiger Shark

This endangered species are large sharks with a stout, bulky, fusiform body (tapered at both ends), an upturned, short, pointed, flattened snout with three rows of long needle-like front teeth protrude from their open mouth (Aquarium of the Pacific). See if you can spot them on the new Shark Lagoon Live Cam at the Aquarium of the Pacific along with sandbar,