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Thresher shark pops out pup

SHark_thresher_birthA thresher shark was captured popping out a pup at a cleaning station in Monad Shoal Philippines.

The shark was being  cleaned by wrasse fish who eat  parasites from the sharks body.

The large female was swimming back and forth in an agitated state and was photographed for identification purposes.

Once back at the lab, it was realized what a find it was,  the first photo of any oceanic species giving birth.

The cleaning station could also be a pupping ground as lots of other pregnant have been seen in the area.

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