I thought I saw a shark egg stuck in the coral over here and there it is...

As we learned back in the shark classroom, some sharks lay eggs, and these shark egg cases are laid within rocks and corals to protect them from predators.
One thing we didn't mention in class is that the egg cases have small curly strings at the end that attach to coral to keep the egg case in place until the pup is hatched.
Shark eggs can take up to 10 months to hatch!
A shark's egg is also known as a "mermaid's purse".

Let's leave this little egg case, we wouldn't want to disturb the baby inside!

Click Herman to swim on...
Click me to swim on!

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