This Video Shows a First for Tiger Shark Scientists

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A team of marine scientists from the University of New England have gone where no one else has gone before: inside the belly of a pregnant tiger shark. The group of scientists captured the sonogram seen in this video, which revealed that the tiger shark, called Emily, was carrying 20 babies. After capturing these breakthrough images, the scientists attached a tracking device to the shark’s fin and let her go.

Commercial fishing and dredging take a toll on newborn tiger sharks, and the tracking device allows the scientists to learn where the shark gives birth and enables them to protect that area. Nurseries, like this one in the Great South Bay near Long Island, are rare.

With tracking the mother tiger shark, they hope their research will go a long way toward preserving the tiger shark population, and understanding their reproductive cycle. Check out the incredible video below.

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