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Ocotnauts Explore, Rescue, Protect!

Explore, Rescue, Protect! Octonauts to your Reef HQ Aquarium station! Become and Octo-Cadet and help Captain Barnacles save the sea creature that's stuck in the bubble engine.

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Miracles to Happen! Leonie the Leopard Shark

Switch from sexual to parthenogenetic reproduction in a zebra shark. 

Parthenogenesis is a natural form of asexual reproduction in which embryos develop in the absence of fertilisation. Here we use DNA genotyping to report the first demonstration of an intra-individual switch from sexual to parthenogenetic reproduction in a shark species, the zebra shark Stegostostoma fasciatum.

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  • Australian Government - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
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