What you expect…

by Nathan Hamm on 1/11/2005 · 1 comment

I know you all come by for exactly this kind of story. I would say something like “Awwww, I bet they’re cute,” but as sharks, baby or not, I’m afraid I just can’t do that.

Full story in the extended because ITAR-TASS stories sometimes disappear.

ASTANA, January 11 (Itar-Tass) — Sharks that live in a Sea Life Aquarium in Kazakhstan have bred a new generation under aquarium conditions. It was a first incident in Kazakhstan that sharks had been laying eggs, aquarium personnel said.

The first egg appeared at the beginning of last September, and the last one was laid on January 10. At present, there are 60 eggs altogether with eight shark kids already born and the rest expected soon. The parents are three female and six male species.

The Sea Life Aquarium was opened in Astana in spring, 2003. It is the only aquarium in the world situated some 3,000 kilometers away from the seacoast. More than 2,500 species of marine life were brought to the aquarium that holds around 3.5 million liters of water. A total of 120 tons of sea salt dissolved in the aquarium made the water sea like, experts said.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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